Engineer uses Jones Act to blame vessel owner for injuries

Engineer blames vessel owner for injuries

http://louisianarecord.com/stories/511048120-engineer-blames-vessel-owner-for-injuries4 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Parker Towing Company, Inc. alleging failure to to comply with the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. According to the complaint, on Sept. 19, 2014, Gates injured his back, neck …

See the full article in The Louisiana Record

Helix seaman’s injuries at issue for Texas Supreme Court

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Is-it-a-boat-if-it-won-t-float-10628945.php… the case himself, rather than conducting a trial by jury. Juries have decided Jones Act cases for decades and the high court’s decision could change this practice, granting judges much more discretion in determining the outcomes, maritime law …

Helix seaman’s injuries at issue for Texas Supreme Court – Houston Chronicle

Jones Act: Maritime politics strain Gulf oil spill cleanup

Atlanta — The Coast Guard Friday “redoubled” efforts to keep the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from impacting Gulf states by calling in more skimming boats and equipment from the Netherlands, Norway, France, and Spain after previously telling one Dutch …

Jones Act: Maritime politics strain Gulf oil spill cleanup

Employee alleges ship operators’ negligence led to injuries

http://setexasrecord.com/stories/511044341-employee-alleges-ship-operators-negligence-led-to-injuriesBest Bet Line Handler, and PACC Container Line Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Carriers Limited, are being sued and alleging violations of the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. According to the complaint, on Aug. 18, 2015, Ramirez …

Employee alleges ship operators’ negligence led to injuries – Southeast Texas Record

The Jones Act – a new enforcer on the block

Observers of the US maritime scene are set to become familiar with a new acronym – JADE – a newly established office within the New Orleans field office of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tasked with enforcement of the Jones Act. The law …

The Jones Act – a new enforcer on the block

With promises for infrastructure, regs, Trump sets bar high for shippers – JOC.com

http://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/trade-policy/united-states-trade-policy/promises-infrastructure-regs-trump-sets-bar-high-shippers_20161120.htmlMeanwhile, US-flag proponents say Trump’s emphasis on national security and growing jobs could boost US shipbuilding and strengthen the Jones Act. More traditional free-market conservatives in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, however, …

With promises for infrastructure, regs, Trump sets bar high for shippers – JOC.com

Trump’s Win Creates New Uncertainties for Shipping

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/trumps-election-raises-uncertainties-for-shippingJones Act privileged U.S. flagged ships have a lock on coastwise trade and lucrative government cargo contracts can, and many do, bring their vessels to Mexico for repair instead of using U.S. shipyards. They pound there chest as promoters of the Jones …

Trump’s Win Creates New Uncertainties for Shipping – The Maritime Executive

Steady decline in Jones Act ships

Source: US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration Ironically, the Jones Act has done the opposite of some of it’s original goals. By forcing Americans to use American built ships for domestic cargo shipping, the Jones Act has stifled the U …

Steady decline in Jones Act ships

In Defense of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has released a statement regarding Rep. Gary Palmer’s (R-AL) proposed measure to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act – which requires waterborne cargo between two points in the United States to be transported …

In Defense of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico

Sink the Jones Act: Restoring America’s Competitive Advantage in Maritime-Related Industries

The Jones Act drives up shipping costs, increases energy costs, stifles competition, and hampers innovation in the U.S. shipping industry. Originally enacted to sustain the U.S. Merchant Marine, the law has instead fostered stagnation in the U.S. maritime …

Sink the Jones Act: Restoring America’s Competitive Advantage in Maritime-Related Industries

 

 


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