Forrest Booth

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Forrest Booth is a partner with the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP based in San Francisco. He can be reached at FBooth@hinshawlaw.com, or via the firm's website at http://www.hinshawlaw.com.

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No Sailing Blind: Weather Services Help Avoid Storms

By Forrest Booth 2016-07-16 17:17:09

Now that hurricane season is here again, shipowners and operators have to pay special attention to avoiding these severe storms. Historically, many ships have met an untimely end because they sailed into the path of a hurricane or typhoon (a tropical cyclone). Ships used to blindly plunge ahead on their planned courses, not knowing what lay in front of them. Now, with modern electronics and data transmission, this no longer needs to happen. Today, current, actionable weather information is available...

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