Maritime News

Justice Department Sends Clear Message to Marpol Violators: Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines to Pay $40 million in Pollution Penalties


*By James L. Pound. James is a member of the Tulane University Law School Class of 2017 and Graduate of the University of Georgia Class of 2014. James is a Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has a passion for maritime law, commercial litigation, and entrepreneurship. The U.S. ... Read More »

Trump’s Infrastructural Promises and the U.S. Maritime Transportation Industry

Region remembers life at Hales Bar Dam, Navigation Lock

*By Gordon Lamphere.  Gordon is a Notes & Comments Editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. Gordon is a member of the Tulane University Law School Class of 2017 and Graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is a former professional sailor with a passion for maritime law, business, and policy. Possibly no executive transition of power in recent memory has yielded greater uncertainty as ... Read More »

Tulane Maritime Journal’s Fall 2016 Comment Presentation

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Maritime Law in the News: DARPA Christens Unmanned, Autonomous Vessel


Yesterday, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a sub-agency within the Department of Defense, christened an unmanned, automated vessel designed for use by the Navy.  This 130 foot “ACTUV prototype vessel” is capable of travelling thousands of miles without a crew.  Although Navy sailors will control the ACTUV’s mission and have the option of full control of the vessel if need be, the ACTUV ... Read More »

Vol. 38, Issue 2 Comment Presentations at Liskow & Lewis [VIDEO]

Presented by the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis. Featuring: Bryan J. Kitz — Introductory Remarks Albert D. Farr — Taxation of Marine Shipping Income: A Critique of U.S. Tax Laws in the Energy Transport Industry Allison Fish — The Potential Application of 18 U.S.C. § 1115 to Offshore Drilling Disasters: A Requiem for the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act? David A. ... Read More »

Barlow v. Liberty Maritime Corp.: The Second Circuit Rejects the Maritime Rescue Doctrine


The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is proud to present another installment 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: Judy Fustok Barlow v. Liberty Maritime Corp.: The Second Circuit Rejects the Maritime Rescue Doctrine George Barlow, a third mate of the MOTOR ... Read More »

Regal-Beloit Revisited in the Reverse


Yaakov U. Adler | Essay In its landmark 2010 decision in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA or Act), and not the Carmack Amendment (Carmack or Amendment), governed the inland rail segment of an inbound (overseas import) multimodal shipment under a through bill of lading. In the opinion drafted by ... Read More »

PRC Shipbuilding Disputes in London Arbitration: The Threat of Parallel Proceedings in China and the Consequences and Possible Alternatives

Chinese Ship

Peter Murray and Lin Jiang | Essay Much is written about the legal system in China and how on the one hand it is biased in favour of local parties and on the other hand it is no more than a tool of the state. Recent cases in the maritime courts in China may give some support to the first view. This Article will review ... Read More »

The CMI and the Panacea of Uniformity – An Elusive Dream?

Boat Towing (CMI)

Stuart Hetherington | Essay This Article aims to explain the history that led to the formation of the (Comité Maritime International) CMI and to describe the work of the CMI–from which you can draw your own conclusions as to whether it has achieved its founders’ objectives. It will also refer to some of the work in which the CMI is currently engaged, as well as identify areas of possible further ... Read More »

Defending Arctic Drilling Operations Against Environmentalist Pirates

Arctic Oil Rig

James C. Winton and Justin T. Scott | Article This Article addresses the rights of a vessel owner/operator and an oil company engaged in exploration activities in remote Arctic ocean regions to protect its operations against those who would interfere with the vessels being used. It first addresses the scope of duties owed to those who are on board a vessel with the express or implied permission ... Read More »