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Verrill Dana Set Sail for SailMaine Corporate Challenge Regatta

Earlier this summer, Verrill Dana set sail for the 5th Annual SailMaine Corporate Challenge Regatta. The team included our own experienced sailor Ben Ford, acting as skipper for the team, as well as Dave Robertson and Chantal Wilson, also of Verrill Dana, and Old Port Magazine's Shannon Bryan. The team finished 7th overall and took home the prestigious H.M. Payson Spirit Award. 

A profile of the regatta, supporting the SailMaine scholarship fund, can be found in Old Port Magazine, including photos and an interview with the Verrill Dana team. 


Verrill Dana Attorney Ben Ford on Challenges and Opportunities in the Arctic

With the October Senior Arctic Officials Arctic Council meeting in Portland quickly approaching, Verrill Dana attorney Ben Ford, a member of the firm's North Atlantic & Arctic Group, has been speaking about opportunities and challenges in Arctic development in the media. 

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IMO Convention on Ballast Water Management Ratified - What's Next?

Last week in Law at the Waterline, we celebrated the ratification of the IMO convention on ballast water management, an event we described as “a major milestone for enhanced protection of our oceans and a profound business driver for marine-environmental technology.”  As we progress to towards the convention’s permanent implementation date of September 8, 2017, Law at the Waterline will have a series of posts tracking this process and progress of implementation, including type approval and other standards for treatment technologies and developments expected in the U.S. Coast Guard’s promulgation of its requirements. We begin the series this week with some background information in a post by Grace Denny, a student at Boston College.

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IMO Ratifies Ballast Water Management Convention - Thanks Finland!

This is a major milestone for enhanced protection of our oceans and a profound business driver for marine-environmental technology. We'll be posting additional details very soon. Meanwhile, see,


Often Misused Ship Terms and Definitions

This link is to an illustrated, concise and terrific refresher for those who may need it, to settle an argument, or to simply prove that you’re right!  

Ship terms related to the nautical industry are often misunderstood not only by the people outside of the industry but also from who are part of it. Let's take a look at ten common nautical terms people often get confused with.  Read here: