International Recent Developments: Australia

This Article focuses on the significant decisions that have emanated from Australian courts between November 2014 and November 2015, aside from one decision that is hot off the press at the time of writing.  It aims to provide readers with an insight into Australian admiralty and maritime law and its development over this period. PURCHASE […]

Organizing Marine Casualty Investigations: A “Wicked Problem” for Maritime Regulators

Technological advances in the maritime industry challenge governments’ abilities to regulate marine safety in protection of those who make a living exposed to the perils of the sea. Mobile Offshore Drilling Units exploit natural resources farther and farther from shore. Liquefied natural gas-propelled vessels under construction upend traditional safety inspector training programs. Meanwhile, Arctic drilling […]

Sad News for the TMLJ Community

Dear Tulane Maritime Law Journal Community,   The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is saddened to learn of the loss of one of our founding members, Mr. Robert B. Fisher, Jr., who passed away on Monday, April 25.  On behalf of the current Journal membership and the greater Journal community, we wish to extend our condolences […]

Plugging the Leaks: The Fifth Circuit Expands and Clarifies the Scope of the Bright-Line Robbins Dry Dock Rule in In re Deepwater Horizon

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: David Bury Plugging the Leaks: The Fifth Circuit Expands and Clarifies the […]

Volume 39, Issue 1 Case Note Presentations [VIDEO]

Presented by the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee. Graciously hosted by Liskow & Lewis. Featuring: Bryan J. Kitz — Introductory Remarks Taylor Coley — Brokers and Buyers Beware: Underwriters are Nickel and Dimed by Strict Interpretation of Language in Excess and Umbrella Policies of Offshore Energy Companies Matthew Drenan — The Ninth Circuit Writes an […]

The Fifth Circuit Holds Steady on Reasonable Notice Requirements Under the Limitation of Liability Act in In re RLB Contracting, Inc.

RLB Contracting, Inc. (RLB), owned the JONATHAN KING BOYD, a dredging vessel that was engaged in operations near Anahuac, Texas. In 2011, while on a family fishing trip, the Butler family’s boat collided with the vessel’s floating dredge pipe, violently throwing all occupants from the craft and killing twelve-year-old Sammie Butler. The Butlers filed suit […]