ABA Journal


Admiralty & Maritime Law

Captain who abandoned sinking ferry is arrested; 64 dead, hundreds missing in South Korean waters

Apr 18, 2014, 07:10 pm CDT


The US House this month voted to overturn a 2011 law that would have requires sufficient life rafts for all ship passengers by 2015 due to the expense of life rafts.

At least the Sewol did have adequate life rafts; if they had been immediately deployed, few people would have died. In this regard, the Sewol is ahead of the USA.

By William Able on 2014 04 20, 10:41 pm CDT

Marine experts criticize new federal water-safety bill

H.R. 4005: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014

Judge Learned Hand might have agreed with this provision, although I am uncomfortable with it. There must be a more cost-effective way to protect passengers.

By William Able on 2014 04 21, 2:41 am CDT

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