Maritime Law and Whistleblowers

Check out this joint blog article by BoatLaw’s Nick Neidzwski and Adam Pollock of Pollock Cohen LLP! In it, they detail the False Claims Act, whistleblowers, and some examples of fraud against the federal government in the maritime industry. Click the link below to read more. If you are aware of any maritime fraud, reach…

Written by Welcome on April 1, 2024

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Choice-of-Law Provisions and Presumptive Enforcement

Great Lakes Insurance SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty – Maritime Law in the Supreme Court The Supreme Court is asked to review thousands of cases every year, and few of those make it to our highest court. Maritime law is a specialized area of law, so having a case that affects maritime law reach the…

Written by Welcome on April 1, 2024

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Maritime Law and Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers and maritime law

Check out this joint blog article by BoatLaw’s Nick Neidzwski and Adam Pollock of Pollock Cohen LLP! In it, they detail the False Claims Act, whistleblowers, and some examples of fraud against the federal government in the maritime industry. Click the link below to read more. If you are aware of any maritime fraud, reach…

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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…

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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      

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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…

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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…

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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…

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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…

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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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….

Written by Welcome on February 21, 2024

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