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International Shipping Law

ISBN13: 9789041111937
ISBN: 904111193X
Published: May 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £127.00

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The combination of the Port State Control system that is currently in operation and the tactics employed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the introduction of rules and regulations for safety and pollution prevention at sea, led to the establishment of a system which has the potential to bring about significant changes. These changes extend beyond the area of safety and pollution prevention, reaching areas lying entirely beyond the scope of IMO, and actually affecting directly private maritime law.

The relevant provisions of the law of the sea are outlined, in order to define the legal framework within which the regulation process for matters of safety and pollution prevention may operate. Special reference is made to the development of the concept of Port State Control and its emergence as a new, alternative method of enforcement under the guidance of IMO.

The study focuses on the modus operandi of IMO and critically evaluates the tactics employed by the organization in pursuing its ends. The book also examines the practices employed by influential port states in enforcing international regulations, and it assesses the reactions of smaller states with large regi

Shipping, Transport and Maritime Law
Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. List of Conventions. List of Cases.
1. Powers and Responsibilities of the Flag State.
2. Jurisdictional Competence of the Coastal State.
3. Port State Control and Jurisdiction.
4. The Role of the IMO in Promoting Safety at Sea and Protecting the Environment.
5. Attitudes of States and the Industry Towards the New Regulating System.
6. Implications of Recent Developments at IMO on Issues of Private Shipping Law. Conclusions. Bibliography. Appendices. Index.