On November 22, 2021, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on Transadria, Ltd., which is apparently based in Cyprus but said to be a “Russia-linked entity,” and one of its vessels, the Marlin, for their involvement in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The entity and its vessel were added... Read More
This past summer, Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP Partner Daniel Fitzgerald retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. Rear Admiral Melissa Bert presided over the ceremony, which was attended by family, friends and Coast Guard colleagues who worked with Dan over the past 28... Read More
July 13, 2021 On July 12, 2021, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License 40 authorizing certain transactions involving the exportation or reexportation of liquified petroleum gas to Venezuela. To read the full Client Alert, please click HERE.
Congratulations to Freehill Hogan & Mahar Partner John F. Karpousis and Senior Associate Ryan Byrnes for their successful dismissal of a personal injury suit brought against a vessel owner by a crane operator at a ship repair yard. The case, Marvinney v. AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT, was before Judge Catherine DeDomenico in the New York... Read More
Freehill Hogan & Mahar has once again been ranked in the top tier in the US for maritime firms in the Chambers US Guide, with four Freehill lawyers, Pete Gutowski, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, and Mike Fernandez, being recognized individually. Peter Gutowski was also recognized in the Chambers Global Guide. ... Read More
On June 17, 2017, there was a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal in Japanese territorial waters. Following the collision, the estates of seven U.S. Navy sailors and more than forty current and former U.S. Navy sailors filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, demanding... Read More
Congratulations to Freehill Partner John F. Karpousis and Associate Matthew J. Pallay, whose trial victory in the matter of Gatewood v. Fluor was recently affirmed by the Benefits Review Board. At trial, the claimant unsuccessfully alleged that he suffered debilitating contact dermatitis from handling fuel and other materials while working overseas for Fluor. He... Read More
On Friday, January 15, 2021, the United Stated Coast Guard published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking which seeks public comment on the “feasibility, applicability and nature” of a rule which would require all domestic passenger vessels to create, implement, and maintain a Safety Management System, or “SMS.” A SMS is a set of documented... Read More