Category Archives: Maritime News

Casenote Presentations at Liskow & Lewis [VIDEO]

Casenote Presentations Liskow Lewis TMLJ 2

Presented by the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis. Featuring: Yaakov Adler – Introductory remarks Laura R. Beck — Punitive Damages Stowaway in the Fifth Circuit: McBride v. Estis Well Service, L.L.C. James K. Dumont — Pleading Insanity in Piercing the Corporate Veil: Supplemental Rule E’s Heightened Pleading Standard Protects Polluting Shipowners in the Fourth Circuit Destinee Finnin — ... Read More »

Man Ferrostaal, Inc. V. M/V Akili


The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present the first in a series of forthcoming posts concerning recent developments in admiralty and maritime law written by members of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. *This post has not undergone our full editorial process. By: Richard Leishman  Man Ferrostaal, Inc. V. M/V Akili, 704 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 2012) The Second Circuit recently upheld in rem ... Read More »

The Practical Effects of Lozman


Read Mr. Brock’s article addressing the effects of Lozman on the towing, finance, and insurance industries here. Read More »

The Changing Contours of Maintenance and Cure


Read Mr. Walsh’s article that explores recent changes to maintenance and cure law here. Read More »

U.S.S. Ronald Reagan to Rendezvous with Cruise Ship

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The Carnival Splendor (a 952-foot Panamanian-flagged ship carrying 3,299 guests and 1,167 crew members) is currently stranded 130 miles off the coast of Mexico after losing power. The vessel lost power at approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 8, 2010, following a fire in its aft engine room.  The blaze was extinguished without injury to passengers or crew. However, engineers have not been able to restore power ... Read More »

Russia’s United Shipbuilding may hold IPO in 2013

Russia’s state-run United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) may sell 20 to 30 percent of its shares in an initial public offering in 2013, according to USC President Roman Trotsenko. Russia accounts for approximately only 0.4 percent of global civilian shipbuilding and slightly over three percent in military shipbuilding, and USC is currently engaged in exclusively military production. However, USC has announced plans to move towards added ... Read More »

Somali pirate to be sentenced in Maersk Alabama hijacking

A Somali pirate who pleaded guilty to charges that he and three other men hijacked a U.S.-flagged vessel off the coast of Somalia and took hostage its captain. That man, Abduwali Abdukhadir, will be sentenced Today, Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Prosecutors say that Muse acted as the ringleader when he and this three cohorts seized the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama by force about 350 miles off ... Read More »

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