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Planning ahead to use act of God as legal defence

USA - July 8 2015 In the shipping industry, the management of risk is an everyday concern. Shipping companies attempt to minimise risk by maintaining seaworthy vessels

Maritime attachment permissible to obtain security for foreign arbitration, but only as adjunct to obtaining jurisdiction

USA - December 6 2017 The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reinforced the availability of a maritime attachment pursuant to Supplemental Admiralty Rule

Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

USA - July 26 2017 Ride-hail services have quickly become a popular alternative to traditional taxi services in urban areas all over the United States. Uber launched

Safety bonus programmes: improve safety with better incentives

USA - July 13 2016 The safety of employees is one of the most, if not the most, important concerns for shipping companies. Vessel-based employees face day-to-day perils

Court finds ship attachment and arrest wrongful

USA - August 26 2009 On August 27, 2008 Stelios Coutsodontis filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and attached and arrested the vessel Athena under Rules B and D of the Supplemental Rules for Admiralty and Maritime Claims

Maritime attachment permissible to obtain security for foreign arbitration, but only as adjunct to obtaining jurisdiction

USA - December 6 2017 The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reinforced the availability of a maritime attachment pursuant to Supplemental Admiralty Rule

Oil Pollution Act permits recovery in contribution for purely economic damages

USA - August 30 2017 In a noteworthy case of first impression, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the responsible party for an oil spill may obtain

Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

USA - July 26 2017 Ride-hail services have quickly become a popular alternative to traditional taxi services in urban areas all over the United States. Uber launched

Modified application of Jones Act coastwise trade requirements proposed

USA - April 5 2017 Over the years, a number of US Customs and Border Control (CBP) rulings have addressed the ability of foreign-flagged vessels to conduct certain

Maritime personal injury insurance: preventing gaps in coverage

USA - December 7 2016 Different insurance issues can arise depending on whether the insured owns and operates vessels, demise or time charters vessels or provides employees to work on vessels that it does not own, operate or charter