In June 2008 two line handlers were assisting the tanker M/T GLENROSS from a 17’ boat when the mooring line they were handling was reeled in, instead of being let out, causing both men to fall from the boat. One line handler was injured, while the other drowned. Suit was brought against the line handlers’... Read More
On January 20, 2014 the United States eased certain sanctions against Iran, pursuant to the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 And Iran. To see a Client Alert summarizing the relief granted, click here.
On January 17, 2014 Freehill partner Dan Fitzgerald gave a presentation at the Passenger Vessel Association Convention in Houston, Texas entitled: “A Primer on Limitation of Liability for Small Passenger Vessel Operators.”
The Summer-Fall 2013 issue of the SAIS Review of International Affairs, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, contains an article by Freehill partner Pat Bonner entitled “Neo-Isolationists Scuttle UNCLOS,” addressing the U.S. opposition to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. To access the article, click here.
On November 23, 2013 the United States and other members of the P5+1 group entered into an initial agreement with Iran, whereby Iran agreed to freeze the status of its nuclear program for six months, in exchange for which certain sanctions against Iran will be eased. During that six month period, further negotiations will be... Read More
On October 2, 2013 FHM partners Justin Nastro and Don Murnane presented a course entitled “The Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act: Practices and Procedures” as part of the Continuing Legal Education program of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association.
On September 23, 2013 partner Bill Juska delivered a presentation entitled Sanctions: The U.S. Angle at the quadrennial international conference for P&I Correspondents, held in Amsterdam.
On August 9, 2013 partner Gina Venezia participated in a panel presentation at the American Bar Association annual convention in San Francisco. The panel’s topic was: How to Handle an NTSB Investigation: Avoiding Pitfalls and Protecting Your Client.
Subtitle D of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (“NDAA 2013”), titled as the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act (“IFCA”), contains additional U.S. sanctions against Iran which go into effect on July 1. To review a FHM Client Alert which highlights key provisions of those sanctions, click here.
The EPA has announced that it is initiating overflights to monitor stack emissions from commercial vessels in the upper Chesapeake Bay. This test program is expected to be expanded to other areas of the North American ECA in what is a clear indication of enhanced enforcement efforts of MARPOL Annex VI requirements by the EPA... Read More