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Fifth Circuit's Seaman Status Realignment Brings New Considerations for Offshore Oil & Gas and Wind Industry Operators

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Since the enactment of the Jones Act, courts have wrestled to define "seaman" and who is entitled to remedies under the Jones Act. The Jones Act grants a "seaman" a negligence cause of action against his employer and only a...more

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Fishing For Coverage: Fifth Circuit’s Recent Ruling Narrows Number Of Individuals Considered “Seamen” Under The Jones Act

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On May 11, 2021, the Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, walked some of its precedent off the plank when it reexamined who qualifies as a “seaman” under the Jones Act. Apart from general maritime law, the Jones Act provides...more

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Considerations on the Use of Offshore Wind Vessels for U.S. Operations

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As the offshore wind industry is growing in the United States, there is an influx of vessels that are considering operating on the U.S. outer continental shelf (“OCS”), both foreign- and U.S.-flag Jones Act-qualified vessels....more

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Risks Attendant to U.S. Rule B Alter-Ego Vessel Seizures

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A recent wave of vessel seizures premised on alter-ego theories has swept through various U.S. federal courts. These cases present significant risks for vessel owners and ship managers, even if the underlying claims are...more

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Seaman’s Manslaughter: An Arcane Statute Turned Present-Day Enforcement Risk

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Owners and operators of ships calling on the United States know well that criminal prosecutions are now a regular occurrence in the maritime industry. Most relate to environmental violations and post-incident conduct like...more

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Venezuela Update: May 11, 2021 (Spanish)

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Holland & Knight's Venezuela Focus Team invites you to read our Venezuela Update, in which we discuss the latest news, trends and developments in Venezuela that impact the interests of businesses across all industry sectors. ...more

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Venezuela Update: May 11, 2021

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Holland & Knight's Venezuela Focus Team invites you to read our Venezuela Update, in which we discuss the latest news, trends and developments in Venezuela that impact the interests of businesses across all industry sectors. ...more

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The Absentee Custodian

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When a vessel is arrested in the United States, the U.S. Marshals Service is the federal agency that takes the vessel into the arresting court’s custody. However, the U.S. Marshals Service is a law enforcement agency and is...more

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U.S. Poised to Urge the International Maritime Organization to Dramatically Accelerate Decarbonization of Shipping

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Introduction - In recent years, many in the maritime industry have been closely watching and planning for regulatory changes being initiated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in connection with ship efficiency...more

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Coast Guard Subcommittee Talks Decarbonization

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Mitigating the negative effects of climate change has been a signature issue of the Biden Administration, and if Thursday morning’s hearing on the decarbonization of the maritime industry is any indication, it will also be a...more

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Future Fuels in the Maritime Sector – Building the Bridge to Hydrogen

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International seaborne transportation is a primary driver of international trade and the global economy, with approximately 80 percent of global trade by volume carried by ships at sea. The shipping sector has experienced...more

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Congress Set to Discuss Maritime Decarbonization

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Lawmakers have scheduled their first oversight hearing on the issue of decarbonization in the maritime industry. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Transportation is slated...more

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EPA Releases New Tool to Analyze Costs of Complying With a State-Proposed No Discharge Zone, But It Carves Out Capital Costs From...

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a new policy that it intends to use in considering costs imposed by No Discharge Zones (NDZs) under §  312(f)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Calling this...more

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CBP Modifies First Offshore Wind Ruling

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Stakeholders in offshore wind construction projects, including vessel owners and operators, project developers, and equipment manufacturers, should ensure that their plans for offshore wind development take into consideration...more

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CBP's Most Recent Offshore Wind Jones Act Ruling Signals a Trend

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) earlier this year for the first time expressly found that the Jones Act applies to transportation of merchandise from a U.S. port to a location on the U.S. outer continental shelf...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - March 29, 2021

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Key Takeaways - The stuck cargo ship in the Suez Canal has been partially floated with canal expected to reopen for transit today. WHO-China report attribute COVID-19 origin to bats not laboratory leak. Islamists take over...more

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New Trade Controls Targeting Russia

In March 2021, three federal agencies promulgated international trade restraints as part of the Biden Administration’s response to alleged mistreatment of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in 2020. Specifically, the...more

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SDNY Vacates Arbitration Award in International Maritime Shipping Dispute

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Petitioner Copragri and respondent Agribusiness United DMCC are foreign buyers and sellers of feed and grain, respectively, who entered into sales agreements for grain cargoes. Pursuant to its obligations under the sales...more

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Developments in Offshore Wind: Part Two

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The Biden administration’s approach to policy setting in the offshore wind context can already be seen in recent legislation and executive orders related to tax law, maritime law, and environmental law. We address the...more

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Suez Canal Blockage Could Worsen Port Congestion And Impact Usage Of Panama Canal

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According to media reports, a massive 400-meter container ship operated by Evergreen Marine Corp. in Taiwan, the Ever Given, became stuck in the Suez Canal after apparently running aground due to high winds from a sandstorm....more

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First Cruise Ship to Homeport in Bermuda

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Royal Caribbean International is to homeport a cruise ship in Bermuda in the summer of 2021, which marks the first time the jurisdiction has been homeport for a major cruise line. From 26 June through August, the Vision of...more

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Maritime / Boating Accident FAQs

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1. What is the first thing you must do after a boating accident? If you have had a boating accident, you must first take care of the health and safety of the people involved. Ensure everyone is safely on the boat if it is...more

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Guidance for the Kubernetes – Updated Coast Guard Compliance Timeline on Work Instruction for Cyber Hygiene on Vessels

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Nearly a year after issuing its most direct broad-scale guidance on maritime cybersecurity in the context of certain shoreside facilities, the U.S. Coast Guard has followed up with guidance and compliance parameters for...more

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What a Clean Future Means For Maritime

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As the Biden Administration finds its stride in the first 100 days, we are starting to see movement on several of its key priorities. Chief among them: pivoting to a clean energy economy. A campaign that promised investments...more

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MARAD Updates Title XI Program with Streamlined Process

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The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) recently released guidance on its streamlined procedures for securing government-guaranteed ship financing under the Title XI program, now reliant on the Federal Financing Bank (FFB)...more

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