Hearing on Vessel Rebuilding

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure conducted a hearing on Rebuilding Vessels under the Jones Act. The law requires, for vessels eligible to engage in the coastwise trade, that any rebuilding, including the construction of any major component of the hull or superstructure, be done in the . Committee Chair James Oberstar (D-MN) noted the need for consistency in application of the rebuild regulations. Subcommittee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) expressed concern about the lack of transparency in the rebuild determination process. Rear Admiral James Watson, USCG, urged Congress to bring greater legislative clarity to the Jones Act. Mr. John Love, Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, asked Congress to encourage the Coast Guard to require applicants for rebuild to submit detailed information and to allow input from all interested parties. Mr. Matthew Paxton, Shipbuilders Council of America, recommended that the rebuild determination be modified to provide a transparent and predictable process. Mr. Michael Roberts, on behalf of Crowley Maritime, suggested that potentially adversely affected parties should have their concerns addressed early in the process.

Source: HK Law

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

KVH Precision Sensors for Geodetics' Inertial Navigation Systems

KVH Industries, Inc.,  a leading manufacturer of high performance fiber optic-based inertial sensors and gyros has entered into a strategic partnership with Geodetics Inc.

Search resumes for missing in S. Korean ferry disaster

South Korean coastguards and navy divers resumed their search on Thursday for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's

POSH may raise $311 Mln in Singapore IPO

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) could raise at least S$388.27 million ($311 million) after pricing its initial public offering near the bottom of the pricing range indicated earlier,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1348 sec (7 req/sec)