Friday, July 13, 2012

Recreational Marine Regulations. “Sinking the Marine Industry” ?

WASHINGTON:  Congressman Allen West (R-FL) chaired a hearing yesterday,  July 12th, entitled “Sinking the Marine Industry: How Regulations are Affecting Today’s Maritime Business” as part of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations . 

West’s constituent, Kristina Hebert, Chief Operating Officer, Ward’s Marine Electric, Inc,. in Fort Lauderdale, testified on behalf of the United States Superyacht Association. Hebert, said  “The new rules have created confusion in both the recreational marine repair industry and the insurance industry,” Hebert said. “The misapplication of the exemption brought thousands of workers under the duplicative coverage or even worse left them without any coverage at all. For these reasons, the rulemaking seriously missed the mark and will serve only to cost American jobs and drive economic activity offshore.”

Congress are at least listening to the concerns of the Marine Industry

For more information from Congressman's website and links to the written testimony and video go to