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Cancer stricken Captain released from foreign jail proclaiming his innocence

13/09/2013
A Ukrainian Captain has been released from a Spanish jail after serving 4 years. 

6 Somali pirates sentenced to total of 1,222 years for kidnap attempt

12/09/2013
Spain's National Court has sentenced six Somali pirates to jail for attempting to kidnap the crew of a tuna-fishing

HFW wins top Hong Kong law awards

11/09/2013
HFW is delighted to announce that the firm has been awarded Shipping Law Firm of the Year as well as the

Fugitive shipping magnate reaches tentative plea

09/09/2013
A Greek shipping magnate who remained a fugitive for more than a decade after his indictment on

Judge says she will order alleged Somali pirate released pending trial

06/09/2013
A federal judge said she will release an alleged Somali pirate ahead of his trial this fall, saying it was “pretty

When is it reasonable for an owner to withhold approval of a vessel nominated by the charterer?

05/09/2013
In a recent decision, the Commercial Court held that a shipowner's refusal to approve two VLCCs which the charterer had nominated to perform STS transfer operations was unreasonable.Facts: A vessel was chartered to carry crude from Yemen to the Far East. The charterer also nominated 2 VLCCs to

Somalia: Court Reduces Somalia Pirates' 20 Year Jail Term to Five

02/09/2013
The Mombasa High Court slashed to five years a 20-year jail term handed to 11 Somalia pirates.In his judgment, Justice

Global Carriers in court

30/08/2013
Financially struggling Global Carriers has been in court today over failed payments amounting to more than RM25m

ITIC puts ship agents on alert over immigration crew scams

28/08/2013
ITIC has warned its members about a recent spate of crew scams which threaten to involve unwary ship agents in significant financial

Chief engineer jailed in Singapore over bunker scam

23/08/2013
The Singapore court has sentenced a chief engineer to two weeks' jail over a scam involving $18,000 worth of marine fuel, local reports

Shipping & Maritime Practice Area Overview

16/08/2013
The maritime sector in Nigeria is responsible for facilitating over 90 per cent of the country’s trading

Ince & Co advises on Jordan FSRU

08/08/2013
International law firm Ince & Co LLP advised Golar LNG Limited on the successful completion of a Floating

Eight attorneys join Blank Rome

03/08/2013
Blank Rome LLP has announced all eight attorneys of Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau, P.C. – a leading Houston,

New shipping and oil & gas specialist for Ince & Co Shanghai

02/08/2013
Ince & Co has appointed lawyer Dimitris Seirinakis as a consultant based in the firm’s Shanghai office. Dmitris will

The recent reform of German maritime law

02/08/2013
New maritime trade legislation, aimed at modernising and simplifying German maritime law, entered into force in Germany on 25 April 2013. This article highlights some of the more significant changes brought about by the relevant amendments to the German Commercial Code, including the incorporation of comprehensive provisions relating to

Lawmaker defends 'essential' shipping law

02/08/2013
The maritime industry has been a pillar of the economy for as long as shipping vessels have delivered goods and commodities to American shores. In no small part,

Somali men found guilty of piracy in Kenya

31/07/2013
Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa sentenced nine Somalis to five years in prison each for attempting to hijack the German merchant vessel MV Courier

2 shipping companies sentenced to $10.4 million in fines for illegal dumping

24/07/2013
Two international shipping firms will pay $10.4 million in penalties for obstructing justice and illegally dumping

Single Hire Default Entitles Owners To Withdraw And Claim Loss Of Profit For Remaining Charter Period

24/07/2013
A Commercial Court judge has decided that a failure to pay hire under an NYPE charterparty

Staying Court Proceedings In Favour Of Arbitration Where The Existence Of The Arbitration Agreement Is Disputed

23/07/2013
The Commercial Court has granted permission to serve an arbitration claim form out of the jurisdiction, and issued an interim anti-arbitration injunction to constrain a Singapore arbitration, in circumstances where there was a dispute as to which of two defendants was party to a charterparty and as to the existence of an agreement for Singapore arbitration. In
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