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Articles from the November 1, 2013 edition

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Towing Industry Changes Since OPA90

The 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the spill of more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound was an environmental disaster – and perhaps one of the best thing... Full story

 By Jim Shaw    Features    November 1, 2013

Alaska Prepares for Arctic Traffic

The sailing of the bulk carrier Nordic Orion through the Northwest Passage this past September served notice that the waters off Alaska and northern Canada are no longer just the preserve of... Full story


Political Gridlock – Not Totally: A Review of Regulatory and Legislative Activities in the Maritime Sector

Given the partisanship and dysfunction that is now so prevalent in the nation’s capital, predicting the actions of the US Congress or the Executive Branch can be difficult at best. But the wheels of democracy continue to turn, with the regulatory a... Full story


Ballast Water Treatment – An Alternative

The introduction of invasive marine species into new environments by ballast water from ships has been identified as a great threat to the world’s oceans. IMO adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast... Full story


Admiralty Jurisdiction – What Does That Mean?

Most law students find the study of jurisdiction to be rather boring. Those who later choose to practice admiralty law will find the subject to be a challenge, and an important threshold issue in a... Full story


Warrior to Watchstander

Richard Berkowitz, Director of Operations of the Transportation Institute (, recently made us aware of a particularly difficult workforce development issue – one that should have the attention of every legislator of every... Full story


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