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Silence is Not Golden

In many elementary schools, teachers post the motto “Silence is Golden” on the bulletin board to help students remember they should be quiet in class. In the maritime context, however, the motto...

 

The Court Is Always Open - Sometimes

Most admiralty lawyers learn early in their careers that the federal courts are always supposed to be open even though the sign on the front door says “Mon-Fri 9-5”. That is because vessels are...

 

Damages Not to be Overlooked

In addition to loss of use damages (Pacific Maritime Magazine November 2015) there are other types of damages in maritime cases that to some are illogical if not unfair. However, when a maritime...

 

El Faro: Can the Vessel Owner Limit its Liability?

The tragic sinking of the El Faro...

 

Loss of Use Damages: Recoverable or Not?

When a vessel is lost or damaged, the amount recoverable under admiralty law from the party causing the loss or damage may be quite different from what one might expect, particularly with respect to...

 

OOPS!

How hard can it be to pull a floating object on water with a powered boat? Many towing companies have learned the hard way that it is not as easy as it might appear. A Towing Company’s Liability...

 

Rescue at Sea

Lately there have been several stories in the news about refugees in overloaded boats on the high seas. There have also been stories about mariners adrift in disabled vessels. Whether the master of...

 

Admiralty in the US Supreme Court, or Not

The US Supreme Court is in the news nearly every day. But not for having decided an admiralty case. Lately, it has been a rare occurrence for that court to decide an admiralty case. There is no...

 

Congestion – of the Port Variety

For several months, West Coast ports have suffered work slowdowns. Carriers and cargo owners have attributed the resulting port congestion to the longshore union’s strategy in negotiating a new...

 

What Happened?

Sometimes courts render decisions that at first seem unfair or perhaps illogical. When given further consideration however, the decisions were usually the right ones. This column reviews two cases...

 

Finders, but Not Keepers

The ditty “finders keepers, losers weepers” may apply in a schoolyard, but it does not apply at sea. A person finding and salvaging a vessel at sea may not keep it. However, he is entitled to...

 

Some Mar. Abbrv. Defined

Today’s modern communication methods, including those allowing a limited number of characters in a message, have prompted the frequent use of abbreviations, for example, BTW and OMG. Internationally...

 

Maritime Law, Quirky Or Not?

Many non-admiralty lawyers and judges have characterized maritime law as “quirky”. On the surface, it may appear that way. But if the truth be known, maritime law makes perfect sense. This column...

 

No Secrets Allowed

It may not come as a surprise to some, but many people continue to believe it is acceptable, if not desirable, to withhold information when applying for marine insurance. It is neither. Indeed,...

 

Maritime Law: Sound Off!

Who doesn’t like to walk by a harbor and listen to the cacophony of sounds coming from the vessels passing by? Like the lights on a vessel, the various sounds coming from a vessel’s bell,...

 

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