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the globe, responding to incidents with immediate, practical advice and ongoing support to resolve matters as positively as possible.
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The Standard Club has long recognised the importance of New York as a global hub. This bulletin looks at some issues specific to our US membership and our non-US members who call at US ports.
Cargo claims under the Harter Act
This article highlights the importance of a USA Clause Paramount making COGSA applicable to the period prior to loading and post discharge. Read more
Rights of non-US seafarers under US law
The team in the New York office are frequently asked whether a non-US seafarer who suffers an injury or illness in a US port may bring a claim in the US. This article considers the answer. Read more
Coastwise trade in the United States
The US coastwise laws impose restrictions on the ownership and operation of vessels in US domestic trade. There are several statutes that make up the coastwise laws of the United States. This overview focuses on the Coastwise Merchandise Statute (46 USC. § 55102), commonly known as the Jones Act. Read more
When armed guards are required for foreign crewmembers in the US
The club is frequently contacted by members regarding situations in US ports when the United States Coast Guard has required the shipowner to hire armed guards. Members often have questions as to why the services of an armed guard are necessary. Read more
US sanctions: The changing landscape
This article provides a brief overview of the recent sanctions imposed upon North Korea, with an emphasis on how such sanctions impact the maritime community. Read more