Basics of Fire Prevention Onboard Ships

Two recent cases of maritime-related fires—one on an offshore platform and the other on a fishing vessel—remind us that fire prevention is incredibly important. In many cases, fires can be prevented with adequate planning and preparation. Below are some quick tips to reduce the risk of fire onboard a vessel and be prepared in case a fire does… Read More

History of Containerization: Simplicity and Economics

Is “containerization” the greatest invention of our time? Nowadays, purpose-built container ships carry 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo. The use of containers not only reduced the price for shipping, but also greatly decreased the amount of time shipment took. Learn more about the history of “containerization” here: https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/history-of-containerization-simplicity-and-economics      

Researchers from NOAA Discover Lost Shipwreck Ironton

Though they may seem peaceful, lakes can be just as dangerous as the open seas. Would you be surprised to learn that over 6,000 ships have sunk in the Great Lakes? While the location of many of those ships remain a mystery, researchers from NOAA, the state of Michigan, and Ocean Exploration Trust have recently discovered… Read More

HMM Launches Program Recycling Worn Out Mooring Lines

Have you ever wondered what happens to old mooring lines after they get replaced? Historically lines were discarded–often dumped in landfills. But some shipping companies are moving towards a more environmentally friendly solution: recycling. HMM, a South Korean shipping company, is launching a program that will recycle mooring lines. This could save up to 20… Read More

Boating Safety Classes in Northern Puget Sound

While the 2021 recreational boating season is drawing to a close, it is important to remember that boating safety is a year-round pursuit.  Indeed, the off-season is a great time for new boaters to take a boating safety course with America’s Boating Club or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  These boating classes often provide the knowledge needed… Read More

Attorney Adam Deitz Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United States

is pleased to announce that Attorney Adam Deitz has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United States (2022) for his professional excellence in personal injury litigation.  This award from Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years. Best Lawyers has been publishing top legal talent in more… Read More

New Staten Island Ferry Named After Fallen Soldier Headed to NYC

SSG Michael H. Ollis, departed ESG’s facility in Port St. Joe last Friday, fully certified and passenger ready. The ship was constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, and it is the first of three new Ollis-class ferries for New York City’s Staten Island Ferry service. The Ollis boat is named after U.S. Army soldier Staff Sgt…. Read More

Seastreak Ferry Runs Aground in NYC, 125 Passengers On Board

A ferry with 125 people on board ran aground Saturday afternoon in New York City. First responders, including law enforcement officers and the U.S. Coast Guard, rushed to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. According to FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Michael Gala, the vessel carried 118 passengers but thankfully, none were injured. One crew member… Read More

Florida Injunction Puts Pressure on CDC to Restart the Cruise Ship Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately put a lot of industries in jeopardy thanks to the regulations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cruise liner business is no exception. The industry is home to over five thousand jobs and creates millions of dollars in annual revenue each year. However, this… Read More

Biden Nominates First Female Vice Commandant for the U.S. Coast Guard

Photos courtesy of gCaptain.    On April 20th, 2021, President Biden made history by nominating Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan as the Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If she is sworn in, Vice Admiral Fagan would be the first female four-star admiral in the Coast Guard’s entire history. Until then, Vice Admiral Fagan… Read More

  • The Maritime Law Association of The United States
    The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) was founded in 1899. Its formation was prompted by the organization, some three years earlier, of the International Maritime Committee.
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