Matthews Blogs on Jones Act Status of SPARS

January 14, 2013
New Orleans, La.

Douglas P. Matthews has authored a blog post regarding the Jones Act status of SPAR platforms. The Fifth Circuit has reiterated that, even in light of the previous decision of SCOTUS in Stewart vs. Dutra Construction Company, 543 U.S. 481, 125 S.Ct. 1118, 160 L.Ed.2d 932 (2005), addressing the definition of “vessel,” SPAR platforms that are practically immovable continue to not be vessels for Jones Act purposes.

 The post appears on King Krebs & Jurgens' Offshore Winds legal blog (www.offshorewindsblog.com) for marine and energy businesses.