Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drunk Tanker Captain Sentenced to Prison

[Image (c) Peninsula Daily News] Seattle – SEONG UG SIN, a citizen of Korea, and captain of the STX Daisy was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to...

October 27, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010

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 wrote:

June 25, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Oil Spill

Breaking News – Federal judge blocks Gulf drilling moratorium

A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Several dozen plaintiffs had sued President Barack Obama’s administration, arguing the...

June 22, 2010
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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 writing an article. But...

June 22, 2010
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New book serves as a reference tool and guide to “Shipmaster Law”

The following is a press release issued on The International Law of the Shipmaster, a new book that serves as a reference tool and guide to “Shipmaster Law”.  According to...

April 7, 2010
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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 to the...

September 2, 2009
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

“Black Swan” Treasure Debate – Odyssey vs. Spain

The Florida based deep-sea exploration firm, Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. has filed objections to a June 3, 2009 Report and Recommendation in the “Black Swan” Admiralty case.  The judges recommendation…...

July 22, 2009
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Master Of The Alien Invasion – Captain First to be Charged Under US Anti-Invasive Species Law

Master Of The Alien Invasion Chief Officer Charles P. Posas, has scored a dubious first in legal history. He is the first person to be charged with a violation of...

July 17, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009

Court Rules In Favor of Injured Seamen – Employers Must Pay Up

This is a huge decision that protects the injured seamen. Sometimes, out of economic neccessity, an injured seamen is forced to return to some work while still injured or recovering...

June 26, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

U.S.A. vs. Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse – Court Documents

UPDATE: Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse has been plead not guilty to a total of 10 charges for his role in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. Eight of the 10 charges...

May 20, 2009
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Maritime Security

Major Constitutional Decision Affecting the Transportation Industry

This topic was originally brought to our attention on the Forum via user Jones Act, more commonly known as Steve Gordon of Gordon & Elias, but I thought it was...

May 20, 2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Maersk Alabama Crew Member Files Lawsuit Against Ship Owner – Legal principles behind the claim

To help us answer some of the questions we have been hearing regarding the Maersk Alabama crew member that is suing the ship owner, gCaptain contacted Jones Act attorney, gCaptain...

April 28, 2009
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Friday, April 18, 2008

Arms Dealer – Cosco Busan’s Next Gig?

The Guardian tells us: A Chinese cargo ship believed to be carrying 77 tonnes of small arms, including more than 3m rounds of ammunition, AK47 assault rifles, mortars and rocket-propelled...

April 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 a voluntary sacrifice...

January 16, 2008
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Maritime Arbitration – Avoid the Admiralty Lawyer Fees

Our favorite new industry blog brings us news of a new way to avoid the courts and reduce Admiralty Lawyers fees with Maritime Arbitration. They tell us: Good news...

October 21, 2007
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