Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management 2nd ed
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Informa Law
Country of Publication: UK
Price: Out of print
Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management, 2nd ed, provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary international admiralty and maritime law in an easily accessible style. It brings together substantive law, jurisdictional issues and international aspects of maritime liabilities and compensation with a practical discussion of modern risk management.
The book is an essential guide for marine lawyers worldwide, students, shipowners, ship managers, salvors, shipbrokers, mortgagees, P & I Clubs, shipbuilders, port authorities, classification societies, regulators and other shipping and risk management professionals.
With a wealth of information covered, the book is helpfully divided into four parts – Admiralty Jurisdiction and Procedure; Substantive Law; International Conventions; and Safety at Sea.
Just some of the many topics covered are:-
- Case summaries illustrating principles of common law, equity, statutes, EU Directives and International Conventions
- The latest EU and international safety and security measures
- Admiralty jurisdiction and arrest of ships
- Anti-suit injunctions and arbitration issues
- The role of classification societies and flag states
- The ISM Code and liabilities arising from the unseaworthiness of ships
- Civil and criminal liabilities of shipowners and ship managers with risk management considerations, including criminalisation for ship-source pollution
- Shipbuilding, sale and purchase of second-hand ships, mortgagees’ rights and duties
- Towage contracts and salvage law, including principles of general average
- Port duties, rights and liabilities and the Wreck Removal Convention 2007
- Limitation of liability and jurisdictional issues regarding forum-shopping
- The Athens Convention 2002 and passengers rights
- Marine pollution law, liabilities for damage by hazardous, noxious substances, nuclear incidents, and the compensation regimes (contributed by Elizabeth Blackburn QC)
- A discussion of the West Tankers case which raises important issues surrounding arbitration and jurisdiction