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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...
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port, 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...
Exxon contests basis for damages

...spills contradicts 200 years of maritime law. Sound off on the important issues...Valdez oil spill is contrary to maritime law? Post comments at http://juneaublogger...federal maritime tort actions. Maritime law does not permit punitive damages...
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 to...
Rule change could cost Juneau $68 million

The city weighed in Wednesday on a proposed change in the interpretation of a maritime law that could cost the Juneau economy an estimated $68 million and drop sales tax revenues by $3.4 million annually. Sound off...
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

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

...Thursday included the wrong estimate for the potential cost to Juneau of a proposed change in the interpretation of maritime law that affects the cruise industry. The rule change could cost Juneau $68 million, according to City Manager Rod Swope...
Greenpeace ships shadow drilling vessels to Arctic

...the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported .Shell Oil spokesman Curtis Smith said Friday that as long as Greenpeace adheres to maritime law and respects a court order requiring it to stay a certain distance away from the drilling ships, the company has no...
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...
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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...


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