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Maritime Geography Zones

Maritime Geography Zones are made up of three loosely defined elements, the meanings of which have slowly changed throughout history. Their interpretations are important when the Jones Act comes into play. According to the Naval Operations Concept of the US Navy in 2010, “blue water” refers to the open ocean; “green water” refers to coastal […]

The Jones Act and Puerto Rico

Of all of the issues plaguing Puerto Rico, from hurricanes to earthquakes, one of the most insidious has been the Jones Act. The Jones Act is part of the merchant marine act of 1920 and it requires goods shipped between ports in the United States to be done by U.S. owned, flagged, and U.S. built […]
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