December 12, 2023

A New Wave of Guidance for Safer Seas Act Compliance

Sean T. Pribyl | Allison N. Skopec | Chiara D. Kalogjera-Sackellares

Maritime attorneys Sean Pribyl, Allison Skopec and Chiara Kalogjera-Sackellares co-authored a Law360 article about the implications of the Safer Seas Act on the U.S. maritime industry. The article highlights the recent announcement of guidance by the U.S. Coast Guard to assist responsible entities in achieving compliance with the act, focusing on Policy Letters 23-04, 23-05 and 23-06. The attorneys emphasize the importance of addressing ambiguities in the act, potential penalties for noncompliance and the impact on a vessel's safety management system, urging stakeholders to stay informed about evolving policy and legislative developments.

The authors also published a Holland & Knight client alert on this topic.

READ: A New Wave of Guidance for Safer Seas Act Compliance (Subscription required)

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