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Evaluation of TWIC Hearing held by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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The OFAC SDN Sanctions Legal News discusses current OFAC SDN issues written by a OFAC SDN Removal Lawyer....more
A Merchant Marine Credential (MMC) is a credential issued by the U.S. Coast Guard combining the elements of the merchant mariner’s document, merchant mariner’s license, and certificate of registry.
The Department of Motor Vehicles would like greater power to suspend a person's license upon conviction for boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The laws against BUI are similar to those criminalizing...more
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
The unresolved tension between a master and a rig manager, between legal and commercial considerations, is often the key to why accidents happen. The tension is obvious. The master's duties are to protect the safety of the...more