Last week Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano waived the Jones Act for the Russian tanker Renda so it could transport gasoline from Unalaska to ice-bound Nome. Among other things, the Jones Act says foreign-flagged vessels can’t transport cargo between U.S. ports. Napolitano got around it by declaring the delivery a matter of national security.
But Wednesday, KUCB reporter Stephanie Joyce discovered another provision of the Jones Act – one that says foreign-flagged vessels can’t transport passengers between U.S. ports.
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