Tag: Legal

  • Brillante Virtuoso – Ruling on Attempted Maritime Insurance Fraud

    October 07: Between 2008 and 2011, nearly 200 vessels were taken by Somali pirates around the Gulf of Aden. The hull market has been exposed to many such claims and […]

  • Shipping Companies Warned As South Africa Bans Stowaway Landings

    August 29: With immediate effect, no stowaway will be permitted to be landed in South Africa. The change in policy means that any person declared as a stowaway in a […]

  • UPDATE: Where Cruise Lines Are Diverting Calls to Cuba Amid US Travel Restrictions

    UPDATE July 18: The original article stated that Azamara has not announced replacement itineraries for Cuba at this time. A correction has been made: Azamara has replaced its 2019 Cuba […]

  • Trump Administration Imposes New Travel Restrictions on Cuba, Banning Cruise Ships

    June 04: The US announced major new restrictions on US citizens traveling to Cuba on Tuesday, blocking the most common way Americans are able to visit the island — through […]

  • Court Appeal

    The piracy conviction of five Somali men who launched an attack on a U.S. warship off the coast of Africa is headed to an appeals court. Attorneys for the five […]

  • Acting Up

    The US Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved “H.R. 2839, the Piracy Suppression Act of 2011”, this bolsters the United States’ ability to counter piracy by strengthening existing authorities and […]

  • Complex Mess

    Andrew J. Shapiro, the US assistant secretary for political and military affairs, agrees that African countries need more support, given the complexity of the challenge posed by piracy. “Prosecuting pirates […]

  • Armed Rules

    Norway has issued clarification on a number of issues relating to the deployment of armed guards. The Norwegian regulations set out the type of weaponry that can deployed, how to […]

  • Ransoms Legal

    Given the shipping industry’s reliance on ransoms to get ships freed from pirates, there is some relief that a recent court decision has reaffirmed that ransom payments are legal. According […]