Offshore wind Jones Act vessel study released

By Paul Dvorak This article comes from the MaritimeFedWatch blog posted by Winston & Strawn LLP and authored by Charlie Papavizas.
On November 2, 2017, a study entitled “U.S. Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Study” was released. The Study was prepared for state government energy authorities in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
The Jones Act restricts the transportation of merchandise between “points in the United States” to U.S.-flag vessels built in the United States. Related laws restrict the transportation of passengers between U.S. points and towing and dredging in U.S. waters.
The Jones Act has been interpreted to extend to offshore installations,

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