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Jones Act

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.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

SS UNITED STATES going up for Sale/Scrap

The classic American oceanliner, SS UNITED STATES appears to be going up for sale: The SS United States Conservancy has learned that the SS UNITED STATES will

February 14, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jones Act Case Study: Cecilia Bennett v Businelle Towing Corp.

Case Name: Cecilia Bennett v Businelle Towing Corp. Date of Judgment: 12th June 2009 Court: 1st Circuit – Court of Appeal of Louisiana Judge: Chief

January 21, 2009
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jones Act Injuries – When does it apply?

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is one of three congressional laws commonly referred to as the “Jones Act”. Formerly, it was found at 46 U.S.C.

August 13, 2008
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Company Profile: Gordon and Elias, LLP

Gordon & Elias, L.L.P., represents clients in all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death. They are a boutique law firm with a nationwide practice

June 13, 2008
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Moored Casino Boat – Jones Act Watch

Caesar’s Casino Glory of Rome Glory of Rome is a riverboat casino operated by Harrah’s Entertainment. Opened in 1998, it is located outside the

March 21, 2008
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Friday, February 22, 2008

MAIS – Maritime Podcast Episode 11

Download the MP3 file – Messing About In Ships #11 Show Notes Subscribe Via iTunes HERE Low-Bandwidth

February 22, 2008
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Monday, February 18, 2008

NCL Pulls Pride Of Aloha From Hawaii Service – US Mariner Wages Blamed For Decision

Photo by 123 look at me First we witnessed trouble for the Hawaii Superferry (which is back in service) now Hawaii’s largest source of jobs for U.S.

February 18, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Maritime Law – Law of General Average

The law of general average is a legal principle of maritime law according to which all parties in a sea venture proportionally share any losses resulting from

January 16, 2008
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Maritime News – More Hawaii Superferry Cancellations

Looks the Hawaii Superferry is running into even more trouble with environmental opposition. The New York Times tells

September 25, 2007
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Response to LNG Crewing Agreement Post

I have received a few emails regarding Sunday’s story about a DHS agreement to crew one quarter of LNG ships with American mariners. In a post titled

June 19, 2007
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Sunday, June 17, 2007

1/4 of LNG Crews must be U.S. Mariners

Breaking news from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. During the graduation speech yesterday a MARAD administrator announced a deal was made with two terminal

June 17, 2007
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