Maritime Regulatory Compliance
The bread and butter of any corporation operating in the maritime industry is the understanding and recognition of compliance with regulations in the United States and internationally, as well as the government oversight that occurs while operating it domestic waters. At HBN, we have assisted clients in ensuring that their vessels comply with United States Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, or Maritime Administration regulations. HBN is especially adept at gathering information from ship owners, drafting regulatory applications, and fighting regulatory disputes on behalf of shipowners or waterfront facility operators. One of HBN’s main focuses in this field is to ensure that the client maintains a level of commitment, competence, and respect for the regulations and the groups that they serve. For instance, when submitting a regulatory application with the USCG, HBN will require all documents related to the applications before even petitioning the USCG for a decision concerning a specific regulation. This way it ensures that the client’s needs are speedily resolved with minimal feedback or requests from the USCG for further information.