The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Container Weight Verification Requirement: An Update

Implementation of the recent SOLAS regulations regarding Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been a weighty issue for the maritime industry. Attorneys Colin McRae and Chris “Smitty” Smith discuss the challenges behind implementation.

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Ship-to-Shore: Logistics and Liability

If you have ever ordered an item online, bought a new iPhone, or picked up a ripe California orange at the grocery store, you have utilized the enormous web of logistics that transports cargo around the world. In their article for Elegant Island Living, attorneys Colin McRae and Brad Harmon explain the complicated business of logistics liability.

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Does US Maritime Law Require a Captain to “Go Down With the Ship”?

The recent South Korean ferry disaster has brought back into the limelight the age-old adage about a captain’s responsibility to “go down with the ship.” Was his refusal to remain onboard this sinking ship, and follow it to the bottom of the sea, a violation of the law?

 

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Liability Laws Affecting Inland Logistics

HunterMaclean partner Brad Harmon explores the intricacies of liability issues in the inland logistics industry, offering valuable advice to shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers.

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Navigating Maritime Law and Liability

HunterMaclean partner Colin McRae discusses the unique maritime laws governing the transport of cargo at sea.

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Recreational Boating and the Law

Maritime attorney Colin McRae explores liability issues related to recreational boating, explaining why the law can be different at sea than on land.

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How Maritime Law Affects You

This article for Business in Savannah discusses timely maritime law issues.

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Update on the Eleventh, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits

Chapter by Colin A. McRae published in the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Program Materials for the Annual Seminar on June 26-27, 2009.

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Court of Appeals Decision Could Alter Rules on Liability for Inland Carriers

By Colin A. McRae, published on November 13, 2006, in Savannah Business Report.

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit essentially torpedoed the Supreme Court’s attempt in 2004 to establish a uniform policy for dealing with loss and damage claims on intermodal shipments moving in international commerce.

“This is an important decision that will impact a number of area companies,” said Colin McRae, a maritime attorney and partner at the law firm of HunterMaclean. “Transportation of cargo is big business in coastal Georgia.”

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Admiralty – A Review of the Eleventh Circuit’s Opinions in 2005

By Colin A. McRae, published on July 1, 2006, in Mercer Law Review 57, no. 4.

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