Current Issues with Maritime Environmental Crimes Cases and Crewmembers (PDF)
The Coast Guard may, under the statutory provisions of APPS and the Clean Water Act, withhold the clearance of vessels that it determines may have violated those acts. Vessel owners and operators often seek to negotiate the terms of bonds and sureties that may be filed to obtain release of these vessels.
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The Coast Guard may, under the statutory provisions of APPS and the Clean Water Act, withhold the clearance of vessels that it determines may have violated those acts. Vessel owners and operators often seek to negotiate the terms of bonds and sureties that may be filed to obtain release of these vessels. This article was originally published in 10 Benedict's Maritime Bulletin 1 (2012).
David Dickman is Of Counsel at Venable LLP. Mr. Dickman is recognized for his knowledge on international and U.S. marine safety, security and environmental protection legal systems. He has worked extensively on international maritime matters including issues relating to the Law of the Sea Convention and international treaties concerning maritime environmental protection and vessel safety. Mr. Dickman is a former deputy head of the U.S. delegation to the Marine Environmental Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization. He is an authority on criminal enforcement of maritime environmental laws and has extensive experience in advising marine industry clients on developing effective environmental compliance programs as well as safety management systems under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code. He also has extensive experience with legal systems and regulations addressing port and vessel safety and security, and the transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous cargoes.
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