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Blog Posts Tagged 'Alaska Politics' | Jones Act and Maritime Law Blog

Alaska Tour Boat Passengers Rescued

JUNEAU -- The captain of a sightseeing vessel that apparently struck a rock at Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve had been trying to get the vessel nearer shore to see brown bears, an official with the boat's owner said Monday. John Dunlap, a vice president with Allen Marine Tours, said the captain, after trying to maneuver closer to shore so passengers could see the one or more bears… Read more

Time for Fishing Industry to Get Behind Immigration Reform

The Alaska fishing industry tests the metal of American workers. Anyone who has watched "The Deadliest Catch" can appreciate the extraordinary demands of shipboard labor in the North Pacific. Not only crabbers but trawlers, longliners and processors are subjected to long hours in an environment more stressful than any encountered elsewhere in the civilian workplace. Yet they return each fishing season… Read more

Alaska Marine Highway System Claims Fast Ferries Have Defective Engines-AMHS v. Derecktor and MTU Friedrichshafen

Moving vessels Fairweather and Chenega are Alaska Marine Highway System's (AMHS) first "fast" ferries. They are 235-foot long aluminum-hulled catamarans with standard service speeds of 32 knots. These ferries carry up to 250 passengers and 36 vehicles at a time. Their interior spaces have a combination of reclining airline-style seats, tables, video games, and full service snack bars. The Juneau-based… Read more

Forum Selection -- A Thumb on Carnival's Side of the Scale of Justice

As noted in our last blog post, in the 1991 U.S. Supreme Court case of Carnival Cruise Lines v. Shute, a "choice of forum" clause in a cruise ship ticket was upheld. In dissent, Mr. Justice John Paul Stevens explained the purpose of choice of forum clauses like the one contained in the COSTA CONCORDIA tickets: "Clauses limiting a carrier's liability or weakening the passenger's right to recover for… Read more

New Generation of Alaska Republicans

Politics in Alaska is a brand new game for both Democrats and Republicans. The change comes on the heals of the recent indictment of long time Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Two years ago, Ted Stevens was still the powerful long ruling senator from Alaska, delivering billions of federal dollars to his home state, when federal agents raided the offices of six state legislators. One of the state legislators… Read more