Bill to amend OPA 90 Introduced

Monday, December 13, 2004
Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill (S. 3035) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to prevent oil spills and increase liability limits, and for other purposes. This is a companion to the bill (H.R. 5431) introduced the day before by Representative Pallone (D-NJ). Both bills automatically died when the 108th Congress ended last week. (HK Law).

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El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

Navy Discovers Malaysian Tanker

Indonesia's navy has found a tanker carrying almost US$400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute, says a report in AFP.

Philippines: Sea Dispute Won't Shift Ties with China, U.S.

The Philippines' territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea has not caused Manila to rebalance diplomatic ties with either its ally, the United States,

 
 
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