Tag: maritime law

  • UAVs to Start Patrolling Some Ports for Environmental Infringements

    May 20: Regulators are bracing for rules that are meant to lower shipping’s emissions of sulfur oxides, pollutants blamed for acid rain and aggravating human health conditions like asthma. Because […]

  • Singapore To Increase Criminal Penalties for Not Meeting Low Sulfur Fuel Requirements From Next Year

    April 03: Singapore has a message for shipping companies considering cheating on rules starting next year to combat pollution to save a few dollars on their fuel bills: don’t. Captains […]

  • IMO Works to Clamp Down on Illicit Shipping Practices

    April 04: The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working on tougher measures to clamp down on rogue shipping companies trying to use flag registries fraudulently to conceal their activities, officials […]

  • More calls for Nigeria piracy law

    Still hard to believe legislation isn’t in place. Law to combat maritime crime necessary, say stakeholders MARITIME Law Enforcement Agencies (MLEA) have unanimously urged the Federal Government to provide for […]

  • Private Security Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

    There has been a long discussion concerning if and how to regulate private security contractors hired to protect merchant vessels against pirates. See e.g. here and here. Only last week, […]

  • St. Anthony – Enrica Lexie Case

    The Enrica Lexie is Italian flagged thus, in accordance with the U.N. Convention of Law of Seas (UNCLOS), Italy should try the two marines. However, India’s position is that under […]

  • Lawyer to Push for Change

    A U.S. lawyer for compensation-seeking survivors of the Costa Concordia capsizing said Wednesday he will push for changes in maritime laws and technology to make the cruise ship industry safer. […]