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Recent Decision Impacts a Seaman’s Rights to Punitive Damages

The United States Supreme Court decided on June 25th, on a case, Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc. et al. v Edgar L. Townsend, in which an employer wilfully withheld maintenance and cure payments...

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Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, S.C., Receives Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation

USCG, Feb 08, 2008 Enhance the maritime law enforcement skills of students from local, state, federal and international

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DHS Issues Credentialing Rule to Secure Access To U.S. Ports

DHS, Dec 21, 2007 DHS Issues Credentialing Rule to Secure Access To U.S.

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DHS Announces West Coast Maritime Radiation Detection Project

Department of Homeland Security, Dec 14, 2007 DHS Announces West Coast Maritime Radiation Detection

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Enhance Recreational Boating Safety

NTSB, Nov 02, 2007 Coast Guard reports that of the 710 recreational boating fatalities, 473 were the result of drowning and 89 percent were not wearing personal floatation

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Ohio Man Pleaded Guilty for Grossly Negligent Operation of a Vessel

Department of Justice, Oct 26, 2007 Steinle pleaded guilty to grossly negligent operation of a vessel and willful failure to terminate his voyage after directed to do so by the U.S. Coast

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In Hawaii, Vessel-Whale Collision Caution Signs Going Up At State Small Boat Harbor Facilities

State of Hawaii, Oct 12, 2007 Signs are being installed at small boat harbors and ramps across the state to warn boaters of vessel-whale collision

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Life Jackets - Even Confident Boaters Need to Wear Them

Oregon State Marine Board, Oct 19, 2007 boaters who don?t wear life jackets and who choose to drink and boat are much more likely to be involved in an

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Maritime Administration to Remove Remaining High-Priority Vessels from James River Reserve Fleet

U.S. Department of Transportation, Aug 27, 2007 The US Department of Transportations Maritime Administration announced that it has made arrangements to remove the last of several high priority

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Coast Guard Continues Search For Missing Ft. Lauderdale Man

US Coast Guard, Oct 05, 2007 According to his report, Swindle, an inexperienced boater, had purchased the Extra Labor and hired Forde to pilot the vessel from Houston, Texas, to St. Petersburg,

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Maritime Industries Contribute More Than One Trillion Dollars To The Annual GDP

dhs.gov, Aug 15, 2005 Maritime Industries Contribute More Than One Trillion Dollars To The Annual

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Louisiana Ports Identify $849 Million in Capital Improvement Needs Over Next 5 Years

Louisiana Economic Development Department, Aug 21, 2007 If Louisiana maritime infrastructure is to remain competitive over the next five years Louisiana ports will need to complete 104

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Federal Maritime Commission Announces the Selection of Peter J. King as Director of Administration

Federal Maritime Commission, Aug 27, 2007 The Federal Maritime Commission announced the selection of Peter J. King as its Director of

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Maritime Law Allows Shell to Build Gas Terminal

Press Release, Mar 03, 2005 Maritime law allows Shell to build gas

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The Maritime Transportation Security Act

dhs.gov, Aug 15, 2005 The Act requires port officials, ships' captains and facility operators to submit individualized security plans to the Department for

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MACOSH Public Meeting Set for March 31 in Washington

OSHA, Mar 01, 2005 MACOSH Public Meeting Set for March 31 in

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