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  • Appeals court suspends CDC cruise ship order

    In another reversal for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the CDC's "conditional sailing order" (CSO) will not be enforceable during the course of litigation in a suit brought by Florida. It is the latest twist in a series of rulings that temoporarily blocked the CSO, then reinstated it, then blocked it again.

     

  • Lloyd’s commits to the future of the Lloyd’s...

    In a move that has been strongly endorsed by UK maritime professional services body Maritime London, Lloyd’s has confirmed that it will continue to operate the Lloyd’s Salvage Arbitration Branch (LSAB) that oversees the Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF) salvage contract and procedures.

     

  • Bar Harbor Residents Tell Town Council to Limit...

    Bar Harbor, Maine is moving to become the latest popular tourist destination to impose further restrictions on cruise ship visits. The move comes after town residents voiced their concerns over the overcrowding and congestion created by cruise ships during the 2019 season.

     

  • CDC appeals court decision in attempt to maintain...

    In the latest turn in the ongoing legal fight between the Centers for Disease Control and Florida over the restrictions on cruise ships sailing from U.S. ports, the CDC filed an appeal in federal court seeking to overturn the district court’s ruling and blocking the lower court’s injunction against the conditional sailing order governing the restart of cruising. The lower court had sided with Florida, giving the CDC till the beginning of July to propose narrow restrictions while ordering the two sides to mediate the case.

     

  • HFW And CyberOwl Join Forces To Help Shipping...

    Global, sector-focused law firm HFW and maritime cyber security company CyberOwl have joined forces to provide comprehensive technology and legal services to the shipping industry around cyber risk management and compliance.

     

  • Italian officials detain NGO rescue vessel after...

    A ship chartered by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF) has been detained by Italian authorities after a coast guard inspection identified numerous safety issues aboard the Norwegian-flagged vessel. While saying that it is ready to make the necessary steps to get the vessel back to sea, the medical NGO is also accusing the authorities of pursuing political objectives under the guise of inspections as a means to interrupt their work with migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean.

     

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Appeals court suspends CDC cruise ship order

In another reversal for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the CDC's "conditional sailing order" (CSO) will not be enforceable during the course of litigation in a suit brought by Florida. It is the latest twist in a series of rulings that temoporarily blocked the CSO, then reinstated it, then blocked it again.

 
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Bar Harbor Residents Tell Town Council to Limit Cruise Ships

Bar Harbor, Maine is moving to become the latest popular tourist destination to impose further restrictions on cruise ship visits. The move comes after town residents voiced their concerns over the overcrowding and congestion created by cruise ships during the 2019 season.

 
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CDC appeals court decision in attempt to maintain cruise restrictions

In the latest turn in the ongoing legal fight between the Centers for Disease Control and Florida over the restrictions on cruise ships sailing from U.S. ports, the CDC filed an appeal in federal court seeking to overturn the district court’s ruling and blocking the lower court’s injunction against the conditional sailing order governing the restart of cruising. The lower court had sided with Florida, giving the CDC till the beginning of July to propose narrow restrictions while ordering the two sides to mediate the case.

 
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