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By Ashton O'Dwyer
Since the wake of the September 11 destruction, America has scrambled to craft a Maritime Security policy that guards our nation’s maritime assets and critical ports from similar attacks. The reaction to gaps in security has been swift and is quite admirable. The nation now, however, stands at a crucial juncture for implementing measures that guarantee our continued safety
By Ashton O'Dwyer
The liability of the carrier is one of the most important issues in maritime collision law. This article considers an oft-overlooked but nonetheless important aspect of collision liability: Both-to-blame clauses and their operation when collisions occur on United States territorial waters, and, in particular, the issues that confronted the federal district court in considering such a clause’s application in In re Complaint of Murmansk Shipping Co., 2001 WL 699530 (E.D. La. 2001)
By Kenneth M Klemm