In the process of enhancing homeland and maritime security in the United States, the federal government is substantially increasing the burden on the owners, operators, managers, and agents of foreign ships. The heaviest burden, though, is being felt by the individual crewmember.
The Society of Marine Consultants held its first luncheon open to the public recently at the Whitehall Club in New York City. The speaker was Richard P. Hayden, a partner in the well-known law firm of Hill, Rivkins, Carey, Loesburg, O'Brien, and Mulroy.
The vessel repair statute (Section 466 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1466) requires the payment of a 50 percent ad valorem duty on the cost of foreign equipment purchased for, or expenses of repairs made to, U.S.-flag vessels in a foreign country.
The headquarters of Western Gear Corporation, a Bucyrus-Erie Company subsidiary that has been situated in Lynwood, Calif., since the early 1940s, has been relocated to South Milwaukee, Wise., in a consolidation move that is expected to ease and
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on