Emergency Waiver to the Jones Act Proposed

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Jun 212010

Hutchison PortraitWASHINGTON, DC Republican US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison from Texas has calling for an emergency waiver of the Jones Act, which requires many foreign vessels to go through a lengthy bureaucratic approval process in order to assist with the oil cleanup effort in the Gulf of Mexico. Hutchison, who is the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, said she will introduce legislation to temporarily waive the Jones Act to allow foreign marine vessels to help with the cleanup. This extended waiver would be applied for a period of time that is necessary to respond and restore the waters of the Gulf.

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Maritime Safety & Security News – 4 September 2009

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Sep 042009

One more body found after ship capsize in Inner Mongolia
The body was found at 10 am downstream of the accident site, rescuers said. The body was identified by family members as a woman surnamed Wang, from Hohhot,

Ship rams fishing trawler in mid-sea, 6 rescued
Times of India
As the boat started sinking, the ship sped away in a move that defies navigational rules as well as humanity,” a coast guard official said.

Coast Guard investigates fire at sea aboard FV Kelly Rose
Wicked Local Gloucester
the cause of the fire aboard the shrimp boat Kelly Rose after it caught fire Sep. 2, causing the two crewmembers aboard to abandon ship in a life raft.

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Donation Thanks

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Mar 122009

A “thank you” to Steve Gordon of Texas, USA based law firm Gordon & Elias for his donation to Maritime Accident Casebook.

geSteve’s firm specialises in worker-injury and other cases under the Jones Act – love it or hate it, it’s a fact of life.

“I believe you are doing an incredible job,” says Steve.

Donations like Steve’s help Maritime Accident Casebook continue its mission to help keep seafarers, their ships and the seas safer. It does make a difference and we’re grateful for all of those who have helped Maritime Accident Casebook make its mark.

Thank you, Steve.

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