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gCaptain’s full coverage of Jones Act news stories. The Jones Act, officially the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requires that goods transported between U.S. ports be shipped on U.S. built, owned, operated, and crewed vessels.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011
American Commercial Lines Launches the First in a Series of Tanker Barges
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American Commercial Lines Launches the First in a Series of Tanker Barges

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced today that it has launched the first in a series of tanker barges to be constructed at its Jeffboat

June 14, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Deepwater Horizon Survivors Send Letter To USCG Investigators
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Deepwater Horizon Survivors Send Letter To USCG Investigators

With the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon behind us, most of the nation has lost interest in the continued legislation and regulatory battles

June 1, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011
Philadelphia Shipyard Delivers Twelfth Jones Act Product Tanker
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Philadelphia Shipyard Delivers Twelfth Jones Act Product Tanker

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has delivered to American Shipping Company the shipyard’s twelfth Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker. The 46,000 dwt vessel,

May 2, 2011
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sold! Classic Paddlewheel American Queen Returns To Service
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Sold! Classic Paddlewheel American Queen Returns To Service

Photo of the Delta Queen by fkehren The classic 418′, 436 passenger, US Flagged paddlewheel American Queen is under contract for a sale price of $15.5

April 27, 2011
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Pasha Hawaii to build second car carrier
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Pasha Hawaii to build second car carrier

HONOLULU — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii this week announced the signing of a contract with VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, MS, for the construction of a

February 17, 2011
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Philadelphia shipyard to construct two Jones Act tankers
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Philadelphia shipyard to construct two Jones Act tankers

The Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), announced today that the

February 17, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
U.S. Maritime Industry Announces Second Annual Congressional “Sail-In”– May 4, 2011
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U.S. Maritime Industry Announces Second Annual Congressional “Sail-In”– May 4, 2011

The U.S. Maritime Coalition has announced that this year’s Congressional “Sail-In” will take place on Capitol Hill on May 4, 2011. The

February 1, 2011
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Monday, January 17, 2011
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Offshore

“JONES ACT Did Not Hinder Oil Spill Cleanup” Says Washington Commission

The January 11, 2011 report from the non-partisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling confirmed the Jones Act did

January 17, 2011
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Oil Spill

Justice Department May Sue BP Over Gulf Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S Justice Department filed papers with the U.S. District Court in New Orleans Monday, September 13, indicating that they expect

September 15, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010
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Senator John McCain Introduces Legislation to Fully Repeal Jones Act

Senator John McCain Introduces Open America’s Water Act. In a press release sent to his supporters on Friday he

June 25, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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The Jones Act and the Oil Spill

The following is posted by Fred Fry: I am going to start with a disclaimer in that I am no Jones Act expert. That said… Many of you have

June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Incidents

Jones Act – Write Your Congressmen Today

National attention has recently been given to the Jones Act. Media has focused attention on the protection of the US Flag, on which gCaptain is currently

June 22, 2010
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Maritime Industry descends on Capital Hill for first ever Maritime Congressional Sail-In

Last week I was in Washington, D.C. attending the first ever Maritime Congressional Sail-In. The purpose of the event was to increase awareness of the

May 18, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Taxation Without Representation – Should US Merchant Mariners strike against grain runs?

Yesterday I sat down to watch Food, Inc, and excellent and eye widening movie that shines light on the problems engrained in the domestic production of food in

January 19, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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Hornbeack Offshore Introduces HOS Centerline

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has introduced the HOS Centerline, a Jones Act qualified, 370′ multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) to its fleet.  This

January 6, 2010
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Monday, November 2, 2009
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Class Action Suit Filed in Hawaii to Declare Jones Act Unconstitutional

Dear gCaptain- As you know, in and around 1916, Senator Wesley Jones, then a Senator from the great state of Washington urged the adoption of what has commonly

November 2, 2009
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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U.S. Seafarers Already Seeing Affects of Proposed Changes to Jones Act

Upon arrival in the office this morning, I had the following press release from about 4 people sitting in my inbox.  It reads: The impact of proposed changes

September 2, 2009
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Scott Walter Maziar

Case Name: Scott Walter Maziar v. State of Washington and Department of Corrections Date Decided: August 25, 2009 Court: Court of Appeals of Washington,

August 26, 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Jorge Gomez Izaguirre v C & C Marine and Repair, L.L.C., et al.

Case Name: Jorge Gomez Izaguirre v. C & C Marine and Repair, L.L.C., et al. Date Decided: August 11, 2009 Court: U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Louisiana

August 12, 2009
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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Jones Act Case Study: Jeremy Selby v Yacht Starship, Inc., and Troy Manthey

Case Name: Jeremy Selby v Yacht Starship, Inc., and Troy Manthey Date Decided: August 20, 2008 Court: U.S.D.C. M.D. Florida Citation: 2008 WL 3889625 (M.D.

August 10, 2009
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