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Shipping Law & Admiralty Jurisdiction in South Africa 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780702179464
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Juta Law
Country of Publication: South Africa
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: £115.00

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South African shipping law is a rich amalgam of English common law and Roman-Dutch civilian principles. Its provenance was profoundly influenced first by Dutch dominance over the seas and world trade during the 17th and 18th centuries, and then by the might of the English commercial empire of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Today's South African shipping lawyer continues to draw on both systems, supplemented by innovative developments, especially in admiralty practice.

The second edition of Shipping Law & Admiralty Jurisdiction in South Africa follows ten years after its first publication. The book aims to cover all aspects of admiralty jurisdiction and practice, and general shipping law, in one volume.

An accompanying CD contains Part 1 of the book (Admiralty Practice) and over 100 appendices of source materials on local and international shipping law.

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South Africa, Other Jurisdictions
Admiralty jurisdiction and practice in one of the most active casualty and arrest forums in the maritime world
Ship ownership, mortgage and registration
Safety at sea, including the Safety Conventions, Port State Control, and the ISM Code
Traditional English salvage law (viewed against the Salvage Convention), towage, pilotage and port operation
The law of wreck, with particular emphasis on the interplay between occupatio and salvage in the light of decisions such as The Antipolis, The Central America and The Titanic
The legal regime on merchant ships, including master and crew and the influence of the Maritime Labour Convention
Carriage of goods by sea, focusing mainly on the Hague-Visby Rules, with a guide to cargo claims and defences, and including the salient features of the Rotterdam Rules
Charterparties and claims, including the recent decisions of The Achillias and The Golden Victory
Limitation of liability in carriage law and under the 1957 and 1976 conventions
Marine pollution and the CLC and Fund Conventions
The law of marine insurance, exploring extensively the common roots and synthesis of the English and civilian systems;