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Two Indian workers die in accident on ship in Singapore
DPA Singapore, June 19 (DPA) Two Indian nationals working below a ship’s deck were killed in what Singapore officials said was a case of gas

Vincent Foley and John Irving of Holland & Knight have authored a Client Alert on the continuous duty “to maintain” an oil record book (ORB) on ships subject to both the MARPOL Convention and the jurisdiction of the United States.  The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the duty to maintain an ORB included the requirement on a continuing basis for a foreign ship while in US waters to have an ORB with accurate entries (or at least not knowingly inaccurate entries).

Operation Big Tow confirms 99% of towing vessel operators properly
By cgnews
NEW ORLEANS – The Eighth Coast Guard District recently completed Operation Big Tow, a three-month long effort designed as a result of a collision between a cargo vessel and a loaded oil barge on the Mississippi River that spilled more .

Regional Conference on Sea Security Begins in Sana’a
Yemen Post – Sana’a,Yemen
The maritime piracy is considered one of the most dangerous terrorist acts as it targets safe people and their properties in international waters, he said.


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