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Argentina

Contributed by Venetucci & Asociados
New regulation makes waves: Coastguard establishes maximum speed for stretch of Parana River
  • Argentina
  • 03 March 2021

A new Coastguard regulation has established the maximum speed between km 406 and km 435 of the Parana River. This regulation is the result of pressure from local dinghy sailors and yacht owners which have allegedly suffered damages while moored in this spot. The reported damages were allegedly caused by the waves that vessels produce when travelling at high speeds.


USA

Contributed by Wilson Elser
New York legislation regulating use of e-bicycles and e-scooters
  • USA
  • 03 March 2021

As of November 2020, e-scooters are legal in New York City. The use of e-scooters and e-bicycles in the state of New York is subject to various safety measures, including the requirement to wear a helmet, lower speed limits and provisions addressing use while intoxicated. Still, the budget provision is considered a major win for those who advocate for New York's working poor.


United Kingdom

Contributed by Wikborg Rein
Supreme Court hands down judgment in its first collision case
  • United Kingdom
  • 03 March 2021

The Collision Regulations are the 'rules of the road' for mariners navigating vessels worldwide. However, it has been nearly 50 years since a case involving their interpretation has reached the jurisdiction's highest court. This changed recently when the Supreme Court handed down a judgment which considered the matter. The judgment provides clear and understandable guidance to mariners which will be of use to them when waiting outside the entrance to narrow channels in locations globally.


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