Maritime Cyprus has disseminated on-line an infographic depicting the top ship-owning nations ranked by the vessels' value. While the numbers may be taken with a grain of salt, the relative ranking is still informative and interesting.
October 2016 marked a watershed moment in increased awareness of the importance of the Arctic and regional and global implications of Arctic climate change. Verrill Dana partnered with the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) to host a Marine Technology and the North Symposium coincident with the plenary meeting Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) recently convened in Portland, Maine. The Symposium and SAO meeting were perfect catalysts for a month-long series of Maine-based events bringing together some of the leading minds in academia, industry, and government to consider challenges and opportunities in the Arctic.
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.
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.
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.