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Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...urging the federal government to exempt the islands, along with Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam, from a provision in a maritime law that is designed to protect the U.S. shipping industry but that some blame for steep shipping costs in markets outside...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...safety, economic development, oil spill prevention and response, port development and refuge, arctic research, and maritime law enforcement," Young said.Increasing maritime activity in the Bering Strait is a major reason the U.S. Army Corps...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/bering-straits-native-corp-seeks-land-f
State
For military ship, civilian science is the mission

...make the Healy a valuable asset to the U.S. military - it can respond to the far reaches of the world to enforce maritime law or perform searches and rescues as it did during this last trek when a Canadian attempting to be the first person...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/emily-russo-miller/2014-09-10/military-ship-ci
Hawaii, Alaska, territories team up on Jones Act

...Lawmakers from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam are teaming up to pressure the U.S. government for relief from a maritime law passed in the 1920s.The Jones Act was designed to protect the domestic shipping industry. It states that only ships...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/hawaii-alaska-territories-team-jones-ac
State | AK legislature
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...recedes and important commercial and maritime law related developments assume greater...to UNCLOS and a practitioner of maritime law in good standing, Canada retains...a more persuasive international maritime law based case to make against its...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion
Local Briefs

...and floating aids to navigation from Seward to Yakutat. The ship also helped with search-and-rescue missions, maritime law enforcement and marine environmental protection. During World War II, the Sweetbrier served in the South Pacific...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090201/Loc_briefs.shtml
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USCG maritime enforcement officer Palmer receives enlisted honor

...Year throughout the Coast Guard. Called "Cuffs" by his peers, Palmer oversees anything and everything dealing with maritime law enforcement including training and physical tests for both his division and outlying units, boardings of recreational...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102910/loc_727786659.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...primary appeal. In that challenge, Exxon asserts that the punitive damages awarded by the jury are not permitted under maritime law and certain federal laws. The appeal ruled on Thursday focused on the behavior of Don Warrick, a court bailiff who...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031700/Loc_exxon.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...math teacher's effort to get tenure. Cohen has two daughters in high school. He's a specialist in commercial and maritime law, and a salmon and halibut fisherman. Darnall, 40, has her own nursing practice in obstetrics and gynecology, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082799/Loc_board.shtml
Historic USCG Cutter being decommissioned

...Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean. Primary missions included search and rescue, homeland security, maritime law enforcement, and environmental protection. The cutter's motto, "Juvate, Servate, Confirmate," means "Help...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031111/loc_797823181.shtml
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