Marad opinion questioned in proposed Viking Line Deal | Workboat
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U.S.-flag operators are questioning the Maritime Administration’s opinion in a proposed deal that would let Switzerland-based Viking Line sail U.S. waters.
They want to know why an arrangement between Viking and an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore is a time charter and not a bareboat charter, and say the agency needs to be open about its deliberations as required by law. Vessels can be time chartered to non-citizens, but U.S. citizens must have operational control.