OnWatch episode 10: David Farrell on the Jones Act

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Sep 27 2022 • 23 mins

US Attorney, David Farrell wrote an intriguing article about the near demise of the US flag international fleet in the Tulane Maritime Law Journal titled “After 100 years: Has the Jones Act Sunk the Jones Act and vice versa?”. We talked about the history of the two prongs of the Jones Act legislation, cabotage and personal injury protection and compared the US closed registry for international ships to the system in Norway. Finally, Dave gives his view on the potential impact of the Jones Act on the current US Administration efforts to quickly ramp up offshore wind energy production.