More Shipping and Maritime Links?


  • Coast Guard (USCG): Great information, rules, regulations and documents on marine issues, including marine safety, environmental protection, and law enforcement. A very useful site.
  • Department of Commerce (DOC): Information on business, trade, and the economy with links to a number of related sites.
  • Department of Justice (DOJ): Searchable site of the US government’s own law firm, including topical index, news, information on the Freedom of Information Act and links to related sites.
  • Department of State (DOS): Interesting site, including information on US foreign policy and state department services, including passports, visas, travel warnings, embassies and consulates, and “Background Notes” on the world’s nations.
  • Department of Transportation (DOT): Searchable site covering all DOT entities, including the Coast Guard, the Maritime Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Searchable site, including EPA regulations and relevant US statutes.
  • Federal Maritime Commission (FMC): General information relating to the FMC, including publications, news releases, strategic plans and, most notably, recent decisions and rules.
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Information on consumer protection, business guidance, competition, the economy and news and publications. Also includes rules, guides and advisory opinions.
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS): INS forms, relevant laws, regulations and information on the various activities of the INS.
  • Maritime Administration (MARAD): General news and information on MARAD and a good set of links relating to US-flag carriers, American shipyards, American ports, maritime education and maritime history.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Great information relevant to the weather and the environment.
  • National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB):Basic information about the NTSB and its activities, including some of its more prominent investigations and a list of publications regarding accident and investigation reports which can be ordered free of charge.
  • National Weather Service: Data on the current weather (primarily US), forecasts, extensive climate data, including historical data, some for a fee.
    • Marine Information: Interactive and searchable site providing access to recent analysis and forecast data for weather and marine information and archival information, some for a fee. Click on “Real Time Buoy Observations” and “Interactive Marine Observations” to access detailed, current marine information collected by sea buoys around the world.
  • Office of Administrative Law Judges, Longshore Collection : Information on the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Act.

Text of Relevant Sections of the US Code and US Constitution:

  • Cargo Port Links: Information and links to over 130 ports throughout the world.
  • Fairplay : One of the largest collections of maritime resources and links.
    • Company Database: Searchable database providing basic information on maritime-related companies.
    • Ports Database: Searchable database providing basic port information.
    • Ships Database: Searchable database providing basic ship information, such as vessel type, deadweight, year of build and operator.
  • Hieros Gamos – Transportation Site: Well-organized site covering a very broad range of issues falling under the categories of space, aviation and admiralty law.
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO): News, briefings, summaries of IMO conventions and full-text IMO papers on a variety of relevant topics, as well as many links relating to the maritime activities of member states.
  • Maritime Historical Virtual Archives: Interesting maritime miscellanea, including images of historical ships and information on antiquarian bookshops, museums, shipmodels, masting and rigging, the duties of officers and crew and seamanship.
  • Lloyd’s Register: Searchable site includes information on classification, ship, offshore and land-based services, publications, products and news.
  • NSnet: Very large collection of commercial and non-commercial maritime links.
  • Seaports Infopages: Information and links to a number of sites regarding ports in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
  • Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association: Comprehensive descriptions of the history and current events of this 25-year old shipping organization which now has chapters in over 22 countries.
  • Internet Maritime Links: Good set of maritime links.
  • American Society of Naval Engineers: Information on ASNE, including links to naval engineering sites.
  • The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: Information on SNAME and links to annotated maritime sites, some available only to members.
  • Lloyd’s of London Press Limited: Wide-ranging site combines freely available and subscriber news and information relating to the maritime and shipping industry, including law, insurance, energy, casualties, commodities, ship schedules, employment opportunities and more.



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