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Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

...logging ship in 1965 and converted to a drill ship in 1976, in 2012 was found to be in violation of pollution and safety maritime law.Crew members had dismantled an oil-water separator, a device that removes petroleum from bilge water before it's...
Fishermen's Memorial loses to Panamax docks file lawsuits. In speaking with (the CBJ law department) and others within the state and others familiar with maritime law, we've always believed that we were on sound ground moving forward with the project." Battle for bigger docksThe...
Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

...First mate Matthew Devlin spent about a year in prison after pleading guilty to deadly misconduct by a ship operator, a maritime law triggered by even simple negligence - a lesser standard than the gross negligence likely to apply in the Amtrak case...
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Debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

...2012 drilling season, which ended with one rig aground off Kodiak and the other fined $12.1 million for breaking maritime law, shows Shell is not prepared to meet Arctic challenges.
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...
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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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...
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...
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...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...


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