Friday, April 5, 2013
USCG Vessel Traffic Service Houston

Security Zone Violation Disrupts Houston Ship Channel

It seems like the VTS in Houston is working as advertised. You can’t just drive wherever you want down there without getting a visit from the local police. This just...

April 5, 2013
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Friday, March 29, 2013
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Marisco Handed Monster Fine for EPA Clean Water Act Violations

HONOLULU – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) announced today their settlement with Marisco Ltd. including civil penalties of $710,000 for water...

March 29, 2013
Total Views: 25

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Italian Foreign Minister Resigns as Marines Return to India for Murder Trial

By Steve Scherer ROME, March 26 (Reuters) – Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday over his government’s decision to return two marines to India to face trial for...

March 26, 2013
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Friday, March 1, 2013
HMS Bounty Sinking USCG Photo

Bounty Hearing Day 1: Chief Mate Testifies

Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of Mario Vittone’s 8-part series from the U.S. Coast Guard’s formal hearing into the October 29, 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty off the...

March 1, 2013
Total Views: 248

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Ex-President of Sea Star Line Guilty of Price Fixing and Conspiracy

WASHINGTON – Frank Peake, the former president of Sea Star Line LLC, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury in Puerto Rico of participating in a conspiracy to fix...

January 30, 2013
Total Views: 2

Friday, January 18, 2013
italian marines enrica lexie

Italian Marines Charged with Killing Fishermen to Face Trial in India

Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Two Italian marines charged with killing fishermen they suspected of being pirates can be put on trial in India, the country’s top court ruled, a defeat...

January 18, 2013
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Iranian Cargo Ship Busts out of Sri Lanka After Being Arrested for Unpaid Debts

By Shihar Aneez and Jonathan Saul COLOMBO/LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – An Iranian-flagged cargo ship has fled Sri Lanka’s waters after weeks of detention by its navy, acting on a...

January 17, 2013
Total Views: 9

Friday, January 11, 2013
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New Zealand Fishing Company Fined $2.4 Million, Chief Engineer Jailed for Environmental Crimes

WASHINGTON – A New Zealand fishing company that owned and operated the tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau, and a former chief engineer on the ship, were sentenced in federal court...

January 11, 2013
Total Views: 19

Friday, December 28, 2012
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SEC Busts Open $11 Million Insider Trading Ring Involving King’s Point Graduates

A federal indictment unsealed earlier this month in a U.S. District Court charged nine defendants with insider trading and money laundering surrounding the leaking of confidential information about upcoming corporate...

December 28, 2012
Total Views: 44

Monday, December 10, 2012
Press Releases

Blank Rome Named Best Admiralty and Maritime Law Firm

NEW YORK– US News and World report has released the results for 2013 “Best Law Firm”, naming Blank Rome LLP as the top firm for Admiralty and Maritime Law. “Best...

December 10, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Shipping Company Fined $5000 For Dumping Food Waste on Great Barrier Reef

The master and owners of Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Hope Star have been fined and had criminal convictions recorded by an Australian court following the illegal dumping of garbage in...

December 4, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Coral Princess Cruises Fined $180,000 After Crewmember Killed by Powered Door

Coral Princess Cruises has been fined $180,000 following the death of a crewman after he was trapped by a powered door while working on the cruise ship Oceanic Discoverer in 2009....

November 14, 2012
Total Views: 14

Saturday, November 10, 2012
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Former BP Engineer Pleads Not Guilty, Grand Jury to Hear First Criminal Deepwater Horizon Case

(Bloomberg) — A former BP Plc engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a U.S. probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill lost his bid to have one of the two...

November 10, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Investors File Class Action Against Overseas Shipholding Group

After Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) announced last month they were considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, their stock took a precipitous fall and left some investors wondering if they...

November 6, 2012
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

US Government Officials Bust Crew Carrying 8,000 Pounds of Illegally-Caught Fish

A report by NOAA in 2006 warned that “despite the implementation of domestic and international management measures, the status of Atlantic blue and white marlin has continued to decline. Currently, the...

October 18, 2012
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Monday, October 1, 2012

I’m On A Boat… Or Am I? Age-Old Debate Goes Before Supreme Court

By Brent Kendall Maritime law is as old as the republic, yet we continue to argue about what counts as a boat. The Supreme Court was home to that debate...

October 1, 2012
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
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New Zealand Fishing Company Gets Nailed for Falsifying Oil Records

WASHINGTON –A federal jury in Washington, D.C., today returned guilty verdicts against Sanford Ltd., a New Zealand fishing company, on six counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and violating the...

August 16, 2012
Total Views: 15

Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Somali Pirates Sentenced to 20 Years in Kenyan Prison

On Tuesday 7 August 2012 seven Somali men were found guilty by a Kenyan court of attempting to commit an act of piracy against a French fishing vessel, MV Captain...

August 9, 2012
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

$400 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Carnival Corp for “Serious Negligence”

(Dow Jones) Ronai and Ronai LLP, a U.S.-based law firm, filed a $400 million compensation claim demanding payment from the operators of Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia after an accident...

August 7, 2012
Total Views: 5

Friday, August 3, 2012
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Crowley Liner Services Offers Statement in Collusion Scandal

An agreement was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in which Crowley Liner Services, Inc. (CLSI) agreed to plead guilty to violating the Sherman Antitrust...

August 3, 2012
Total Views: 12