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Another Arrow in the Ongoing Pollution From Ships Battle?

On December 18, 2008, the USEPA announced that a new general permit (in effect starting today) will be required for twenty-six types of discharges from vessels operating in the waters of the United States. By the USEPA’s estimate, this will… … Continue reading

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Symposium: The Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act are two ships that pass in the night

Ben Robbins is senior staff attorney for the New England Legal Foundation.  He filed an amicus brief for NELF in support of the employers in the consolidated cases in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. Although the Supreme Court’s decision today … Continue reading

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Ventilation Requirements & Guidelines for Cargo Ships

Cargo ships are a deceptive breed of vessel: while their design and purpose may seem simple at first, there’s a lot more moving parts and interconnected designs than you might expect. A good example of this is the ventilation system. … Continue reading

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Cruise Ships Too Large for Some Ports?

Photo Credit: Gordon Chibroski, Portland Press Herald Rockland, Maine residents to decide fate of ‘large cruise ships’ in local harbor? According to a news report in the Portland (ME) Press Herald, “The Rockland City Council may schedule a November advisory … Continue reading

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Passenger Overboard: How Often Do Passengers Fall From Ships?

Are passenger falls from cruise ships common? A cruise ship injury lawyer offers insight into how frequently cruise ship passengers fall overboard and explains what happens when there is a passenger overboard. The post Passenger Overboard: How Often Do Passengers … Continue reading

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