On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection revised key elements of its interpretation of how the Jones Act should be enforced in the U.S. offshore sector.
It has rescinded or modified a longstanding set of “letter rulings” on how and when foreign-flag ships may be used in offshore applications, including the use of crane ships.
The decision has drawn intense criticism from U.S.-flag offshore vessel operators.
The alterations center on how the agency…
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