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MARAD Issues Proposed Policy on Oil and Gas Exports from Offshore Facilities

On Oct. 16, 2014, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on proposed policies regarding the review and processing of applications for the export of oil and natural...more

FDA Proposes Regulations on Safe Food Transport

In early February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its seventh and final major rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The proposed rule seeks to prevent the contamination...more

Federal Appellate Court Stays Initial Date for Meeting New Ballast Water Discharge Limits – But Only for Canadian Shipowners...

On April 9, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay of the January 1, 2014 deadline for installation of ballast water treatment technology required by the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London: Maritime Boundaries: UNCLOS and disputes over the right to explore and develop offshore reserves...

Despite the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) providing nations with a 200 mile offshore area (an “Exclusive Economic Zone) for exploiting maritime reserves, international waters remain...more

A Guide to Ship Registration in Panama

Panama is one of the most widely chosen jurisdictions for ship registration due to the ease of registration and low registration fees as compared with many other countries. Panama offers registrants a low-tax offshore...more

Port State Control Detention Over Two Hour Temporary Defect Upheld

In a decision handed down last week, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal upheld a PortState Control decision to detain a ship for a defect which was rectified within approximately two hours of the inspection. Whilst the...more

European Union May Adopt More Stringent Sulfur Content Limits for Marine Fuels

On May 23, 2012, the European Union (EU) announced that an agreement in principle (strictly, a "compromise proposal") had been reached by the two arms of the EU legislature (the Council of the EU and the European Parliament)...more

The Fortnightly Delightfully Brief, Pithy And Wholly Idiosyncratic Newsletter - June 1, 2012, Volume 1, Edition 10

In This Issue: - Whose Driving This Thing? - The Inevitable Fate of a Seafarer - TSA: A Useless Agency - Urgings Excerpt from Whose Driving This Thing? Delightfully Brief It is my sense that the...more

A Citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, can get a Passport

Discover that before the Fourteenth Amendment, a citizen of a State was recognized under international law with the nationality of a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States was also a citizen of the...more

August 16, 2011 - The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News

The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more

August 11, 2011 - The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News

The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more

August 10, 2011 - The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News

The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more

DIREITO PORTUÁRIO (ADUANEIRO) SANCIONADOR

Presentation about some of the penalties existing in Brazilian Law against the port operators....more

US security rule is a curse on seafarers

The maritime hobgoblin rears its head again.Work in maritime America ismeted out to theworthy by the organs of state security. The Transportation Security Administration is the gatekeeper,with the detested...more

Towards a Modern Definition of Piracy

Recently I wrote about Judge Raymond Jackson’s opinion on buccaneering. Now Judge Mark S Davis offers a succinct definition of modern piracy. His analysis is well worth reading. The opinion’s objective was to found an...more

Poisoned Well Is a Poor Fate For Anyone

When bureaucrats decide to pile on the charges a seafarer stands little chance of justice.Bureaucracy trampled a seafarer because it could. New Zealand uses its Commission law as a barrier to justice just as effectively as...more

Energy And Environment Update - March 28,2010

In this issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate *House ..Subcommittee Approves Home Star Program ..Subcommittee Approves Energy Research Funding ..Appropriators Object to Yucca Mountain...more

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