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FIFTH CIRCUIT BEGINS TO CLEAN UP ITS JURISPRUDENCE ON HOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CONTRACT IS (OR IS NOT) MARITIME

After some thirty years of wrestling with the cumbersome six-part test set forth in Davis & Sons, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp.,[1] for determining whether a contract to perform services related to oil & gas exploration on navigable waters is … Continue reading

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Good News in Store for Hong Kong’s Maritime Industry in the Second Half of 2018

On 1 July 2018, Hong Kong celebrated the 21st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule and its return to the Motherland’s embrace. 1 July also marks the beginning of the second half of the year.  If Year 2018 … Continue reading

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Maritime Lawyer Explains Bahamas Shore Excursion Tour Boat Explosion with 1 Dead and 9 Injured

This past weekend, a chartered shore excursion tour boat in the Bahamas suffered an engine explosion that engulfed the boat in flames, causing injuries and death. The post Maritime Lawyer Explains Bahamas Shore Excursion Tour Boat Explosion with 1 Dead … Continue reading

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OSHA Issues Memorandum Outlining Acceptable Standards For Silicia In Maritime Industry

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a memorandum outlining new standards for general industry and maritime requiring employers to limit work exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. Starting June 23, … Continue reading

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Maritime Safety Culture

Everyone wants a culture of safety. Vessel owners want it, maritime workers want it, and their friends and families want it. But what is it and what steps must an organization or vessel owner take to establish it? It doesn’t … Continue reading

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