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This unique text provides a comprehensive review of the laws and regulations governing the modern shipmaster, all in one complete volume. The only source which surveys the law in all IMO member states, this book provides an expert comparison of the law of agency for shipmasters and crews across multiple jurisdictions, encompassing liabilities and penalties from around the globe.
The book opens with a brief history and survey of the law of the shipmaster, both internationally and on a domestic level. The author then expertly addresses vital issues including certification, nationality, and taxation requirements; a comparison of regimes of law of agency for shipmasters and crews across jurisdictions; and an examination of shipmaster duties, liabilities, and penalties in all IMO member states. The insights it provides constitute an invaluable aid to decision making for the modern master and anyone association with this pivotal profession.
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