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Offshore energy industry navigating 100-year-old US law

  • Rules & Regulation

Section 27 of the U.S. Merchant Marine, sponsored by Senator Wesley L. Jones and enacted in June 1920, requires vessels traveling between any two U.S. points to be U.S.-manufactured, -owned, -flagged, and -crewed (with some exceptions). This has become a stumbling stone for the offshore energy industry 100 years after the law was enacted, and even more so now that the offshore wind devel[...]

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