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Captain Phillips' Crew Lawsuit Has No Merit
Ten Points to Rationalize and Restart the United States Maritime Industry
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Maritime Reflections: Panama
Maritime Reflections: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
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Doing Business In Canada
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