Erik Kravets

Erik Kravets

Erik Kravets is a founding partner of Kravets & Kravets, a maritime and admiralty law firm providing bespoke solutions to clients navigating the North Sea and beyond. Clients involved in ship brokering and management, offshore, towage and salvage, vessel chartering, cargo handling/stevedoring and carriage of goods by sea come to Mr. Kravets for representation. (Photo: Heina Dannemann


Comite Maritime International: How does it work?

By Erik Kravets 2017-04-24 21:41:31

When we talk about being members in international maritime organizations, typically the discussion on these pages circles around the Baltic and International Maritime Council...


The Two Happiest Days in a Man's Life

By Erik Kravets 2017-04-09 21:05:47

Buying a yacht can be a big deal. For most people, such a vessel is a significant investment. The upfront cost, the berth fees and the maintenance all add up. Unless they are...

Big, Bigger, Biggest, Maersk

Big, Bigger, Biggest, Maersk

By Erik Kravets 2017-03-17 15:46:10

Would you rather spend money on ships or frozen pizza? For Maersk, at least, the answer is ships. The Danish conglomerate has made a $4 billion offer – pending approval...


Photos: The Massive Crane Platform Saipem 7000

By Erik Kravets 2017-02-24 18:03:18

Mostly, we report on “offshore” in the more recent sense of offshore wind power. But “offshore'” also can mean offshore oil and gas. For...

house of cards

House of Cards

By Erik Kravets 2017-01-05 14:58:45

Does the Hanjin bankruptcy signal the end of an era? At long last the market correction has arrived! Thanks to the insolvency of Hanjin Shipping, one of the global players...


Christmas On Board the MS Helgoland

By Erik Kravets 2016-12-17 03:54:29

Kravets & Kravets invite you on board the MS Helgoland for a company tradition! Almost a year exactly following the maiden voyage of the MS Helgoland, it was time to...

Fortress Europe

"Fortress Europe"

By Erik Kravets 2016-12-02 16:04:35

Bringing claims across the Atlantic is not for the faint of heart. “You goin’ to court this morning?” When posed by young Jem Finch in Harper...

View from the E.U.

The Pros and Cons of Brexit

By Erik Kravets 2016-10-31 09:33:29

What does a nonbinding referendum really mean? And what are the implications for maritime? In the Dutch legend of the hero of Haarlem, a boy plugs a hole in a dike using...


Scam Warning for Unemployed Seafarers

By Erik Kravets 2016-10-16 17:58:28

Recently, one of my former students almost became a victim of a scam targeting seafarers with offers of employment at ridiculously high wages and with generous benefits. Even...

Elbe 1

A Visit to the Last Elbe 1 Lightship

By Erik Kravets 2016-07-17 03:47:49

Before the era of easy navigation, ships relied on landmarks, astrolabes to determine latitude, sextants to determine longitude, accurate logbooks, lighthouses and, where no...

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