Inflation Adjustment for Oil Spill Liability for Offshore Facilities Announced

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced on January 28, 2018 in the federal register its final rule to adjust inflation for oil spill liability for offshore facilities under OPA 90. The notice may be found following this hyperlink:

House Resolution Introduced for Recreational Vessel Training

Congressman Rice (R – New York), joined by Kathleen Rice (D – N.Y.) and Thomas Suozzi (D – N.Y.), introduced legislation (H.R. 4468) on November 28, 2017 to direct the Coast Guard within 180 days of passage of the legislation…

Coast Guard Issues Policy Letter Regarding Certain Electronic Certificates and Policy Letter Regarding Towing Vessel Deficiency Reporting

On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard Issued a Policy Letter regarding acceptance of certain electronic certificates. The policy letter is intended to communicate the conditions under which electronic certificates may be issued on behalf of and accepted by…


Dear Readers, As we continue our publication process of the Winter 2018 edition, we are looking forward to the next edition. Therefore, the LMLJ is now accepting articles for consideration for the Summer 2018 edition. Submissions may relate to maritime,…

Cruise Passenger Protection Act Proposed

In 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act which required protective measures for cruise ship passengers. (See: Tiffany Peyroux, The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 Founders on Its Maiden Voyage,…


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