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Charterparty issues may arise from coronavirus

With coronavirus crisis in China spreading ahead, shipping industry must be ready to face a possible infection of crewmembers, considering quarantine and closures, while be prepared for charterparty issues. In light of the situation, Hill Dickinson law firm outlined major issues that shipowners may have to deal with, based on previous outbreaks such as SARS and Ebola.

US National Defense Reserve vessels in support of Harvey

The US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration has deployed two National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels for a pre-scripted Federal Emergency Management Agency mission, to support recovery operations after Harvey hurricane in Texas.

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