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Sep 29

Bowditch Marine

On Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, Hanjin Shipping filed for court receivership, the first step toward what will be the largest container line bankruptcy in history. The impact of this collapse has been immediate. Ports around the United States and the world are refusing to receive Hanjin containers and are trying to decide what to do with the Hanjin containers they already have.

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Sep 01

Bowditch Marine

The USCG has released a new Report of Marine Casualty form (CG-2692) which took effect July 1, 2016. Several updates include: (1) new addendum forms for barge involvement, personnel casualties, witnesses and drug and alcohol testing; (2) "streamlined" data fields to align with statutory and regulatory language; and (3) the ability for a form to be completed electronically, including the use of a digital signature.

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Jan 28

Bowditch Marine

Court of Appeals rules that the Coast Guard is authorized to hold a vessel in port, not just through the pendency of an investigation but 'until legal proceedings are completed.'

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