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Klaus Luhta Podcast


Sep 19, 2018

Captain Jim Staples is a master mariner with more than three decades at sea as a deep sea Captain. Jim sailed aboard a variety of vessels over the years, most recently aboard large car carrying vessels traveling all over the globe. After coming ashore, Jim found his niche consulting and advising shipping companies...


May 31, 2018

Sean Pribyl is an attorney at Blank Rome's a Washington D.C. office.  Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 law firm with 600 attorneys and 13 offices around the world. 

Sean focuses his practice on maritime and international law, environmental and regulatory matters, white collar criminal law, civil litigation, and advanced...


May 29, 2018

On National Maritime Day 2018, a group of bipartisan congressional members came together to introduce the Energizing American Shipbuilding Act. 

This legislation introduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and cosponsored by Congressman Duncan Hunter (D-CA), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Congressman Alan Lowenthal...


May 8, 2018

Taking on the Panama Canal Authority in Panama is never advised. So why would a group of towboat Captains openly defy the Canal Authority, risking their lives and livelihoods, to make known a significant safety issue?

We talk to two of the towboat Captains, Ivan DeLaguardia and Manuel Ceballos, who share about their...