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International maritime law

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Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement

Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement

Author: Robin (University of Wollongong, Australia) Warner Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2015

With advances in technology and maritime transport, human use of the ocean now extends beyond the traditional activities of navigation and fishing. Emerging activities such as bioprospecting, deep seabed mineral and hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, offshore renewable energy developments and marine scientific probes of deep sea areas challenge the applicability of maritime law and policy in new ways. This handbook examines current regulatory and enforcement instruments and mechanisms for different sectors of maritime activity. Covering various jurisdictions, its specially commissioned chapters are authored by some of the world's foremost authorities on maritime law, and offer unique perspectives on maritime law, policy and practice. This highly relevant collection is organised into four parts: * International Law Considerations in Maritime Regulation and Enforcement * Role of States and other International Actors in Maritime Regulation and Enforcement * Regulation and Enforcement in Different Maritime Sectors * Current Issues and Future Challenges This comprehensive reference work will be of interest to scholars and students of maritime law, practitioners and non-lawyers interested in the regulation of offshore areas, as well as policy-makers.

Renovate a Sailboat and Cross the Atlantic

Renovate a Sailboat and Cross the Atlantic

Author: George S.W. DuBose Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2015

This book was inspired by my purchase of a 1973 Pearson 36-1 on eBay. I already had a Pearson 26, so I knew the quality of the construction and what I was facing when considering putting the Pearson 36-1 through a total renovation. This book details the renovation projects, the suppliers of materials and electronics, the advice that I obtained from older sailors and marine engineers and how over a three year period I was able to visit the boat on Long Island, NY and spent 2-3 months every year for three years just to get the vessel mechanically ready to make an ocean crossing.In order to get this boat completely legal in the EU, I had to import it, pay sales tax and then subject the boat to a Post Construction Assessment survey. This means that every piece of equipment on board had to be CE-marked or in some cases, convince the inspector that the piece of equipment or the installation met or exceeded the standards set by the EU.We followed the ABYC standards on the electrical and propane installations, the Yanmar engine was CE marked and much of the other equipment we installed was UL and CE marked.I outline my experience of shopping for a PCA survey and how I had prices ranging from 3000 euros to 4500 euros. In the end, since the installations were so well executed and the CE safety standards were so completely covered, the inspection company lowered the price for the survey by 1000 euros after the inspection was completed.The US-used boat market is flooded with fine vessels. Many are in need of upgrading or renovating. This book also gives information about how to obtain trade discounts from major chandleries in the US, by informing them of a pending large purchase or estimating an annual expenditure of several thousand dollars. By shopping around for these discounts, one can save 30-50% of the US MSRP and even more over the prices that European chandleries charge.The Pearson 36-1 cost $40,000 with a new Yanmar diesel, but everything, every cable, all the electronics had to be replaced. In the end, an additional $50,000 was spent on the renovation including specialist labor and all new equipment down to the toilet. The boat has been professionally surveyed and has now been valued at $275,000.

The Rhodian Sea-Law

The Rhodian Sea-Law

Author: Walter Ashburner Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Maritime Casualties: Causes and Consequences

Maritime Casualties: Causes and Consequences

Author: Tuuli Messer-Bookman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2015

Since the Titanic disaster of 1912, the horrors of major maritime casualties have prompted international conventions and domestic legislation, but the link between events and outcomes (which are often separated by many years) is rarely understood by those working in the maritime industry. This book, the only comprehensive guide to this link, sets forth the major casualties of the last hundred years and explains resulting regulatory changes. Taking a macro-level view, it describes the trends and reactions across decades, and how, over time, focus has shifted from equipment failures to people and their behaviors as the primary cause of maritime casualties. Timely and thorough, it also explores the alarming increase in the criminalization of maritime accidents, especially the relatively recent reclassification of pollution incidents as environmental crimes. This book offers broad insight to the history, laws, and conventions that regulate worldwide commercial maritime activity.

The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea

The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea

Author: Panos Koutrakos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

This collection of essays provides a comprehensive assessment of the legal and policy approaches to maritime counter-piracy adopted by the EU and other international actors over the last few years. As the financial cost of Somali piracy for the maritime industry and the world economy as a whole was estimated to have reached $18 billion by 2010, the phenomenon of piracy at sea has steadily grown in significance and has recently attracted the attention of international policy makers. Moreover, piracy is intrinsically linked to state failure and other pathologies bred by it, such as organised crime and terrorism. This book adopts a holistic approach to the topic, examining approaches to piracy as these emerge in different geographical areas, as well as tackling the central issues which counter-piracy raises in terms of the most topical aspects of international law (international humanitarian law and armed conflict, piracy and terrorism, use of force). It also focuses on the approach of the EU, placing counter-piracy in its broader legal context. Providing a detailed doctrinal exploration of the issues which counter-piracy raises, it emphasises and draws upon the insights of the practice of counter-piracy by bringing together academic lawyers and the legal advisers of the main actors in the area (EU, US, NATO, UK). The book raises fundamental questions about the law and practice of international law: are the rules of the international law of the sea on piracy still relevant? To what extent has the shared interest of international actors in tackling piracy given rise to common practices? Do the interactions among the actors examined in the book suggest fragmentation or unity of the international legal order? Is it premature to view these interactions as signalling the gradual emergence of global law in the area? This common analytical frame of reference is underlined by the concluding part, which draws these threads together. The book will be of interest to legal scholars, political scientists and international relations theorists, as well as decision-makers and students of law, politics and international relations.

The ISM Code: A Practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications

The ISM Code: A Practical Guide to the Legal and Insurance Implications

Author: Phil Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2015

The ISM Code has been mandatory for almost every commercial vessel in the world for more than a decade and nearly two decades for high risk vessels, yet there is very little case law in this area. Consequently, there remains a great deal of confusion about the potential legal and insurance implications of the Code. This third edition represents a major re-write and addresses significant amendments that were made to the ISM Code on 1st July 2010 and 1st January 2015. This book provides practitioners with a practical overview of, and much needed guidance on, the potential implications of failing to implement the requirements of the Code. It will be hugely valuable to DPAs, managers of ship operating companies, ship masters, maritime lawyers and insurance claims staff.

Refund Guarantees

Refund Guarantees

Author: Mark Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2015

A refund guarantee is an essential component of almost every shipbuilding project, without which the buyer will be unwilling or unable to proceed. There is no standard form of refund guarantee in universal usage, and both the form and substance of refund guarantee instruments vary widely from case to case. The ambiguity or uncertainty of the meaning of refund guarantee instruments, against a backdrop of a sharp downturn in the shipping markets, has led to numerous disputes in recent years concerning refund guarantees, which have been the subject of a number of important decisions of the English Courts. This is the first English law text book dedicated to the subject of refund guarantees. It provides essential guidance as to the issues arising and the pitfalls to be avoided. It analyses the specimen form of guarantee annexed to Bimco's NEWBUILDCON form, and covers topics such as the circumstances in which the liability of the guarantor may be discharged, and when a builder may be entitled to obtain an injunction to restrain payment under a refund guarantee. It will be an essential and practical guide for those engaged in the shipbuilding industry, including shipbuilders, shipowners, banks and insurance companies, P&I clubs, and those advising them.

Civil Liability for Accidents at Sea

Civil Liability for Accidents at Sea

Author: Sarah Fiona Gahlen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2015

This book presents a study on civil liability for accidents at sea, with a focus on the interests of parties that are not contractually participating in the maritime enterprise. Shipping and the maritime offshore industry are among the most international businesses in the world, and the operation of ships and facilities at sea can involve very different interests in a wide variety of relationships. Although there is an international legal framework that covers the most frequent types of cases, questions remain regarding the interplay of international and national legislation. Addressing those questions, the first part of this study analyses the rules and the limits of international regulation applicable at sea, namely regarding compensation for pollution damage. The second part focuses on the jurisdictional rules and conflict-of-law rules that may be used to deal with cases beyond the scope of international legislation, in accordance with the law of the sea.

Marine Insurance Law

Marine Insurance Law

Author: Dr. Ozlem Gurses Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2015

This book expertly introduces and clearly explains all topics covered in marine insurance law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, offering students and those new to the area a comprehensive and accessible overview of this important topic in commercial law. Beginning by introducing the general principles of the subject, the structure and formation of insurance contracts, Marine Insurance Law then looks to individual considerations in detail, including: brokers, losses, risks and perils, sue and labour, reinsurance, and mutual insurance/P&I clubs. This title has been developed with the needs of courses specifically in mind, and its content has been tailored to include the most important and commonly taught topics in the field. Each chapter contains end of chapter further reading to support student research, ensuring this new textbook provides a reliable and accessible gateway into this important topic in maritime law

The Legal Regime of Straits

The Legal Regime of Straits

Author: Hugo Caminos, Vincent P. (University of Queensland) Cogliati-Bantz Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2014

The right of transit passage in straits and the analogous right of archipelagic sealanes passage in archipelagic states, negotiated in the 1970s and embodied in the 1982 UNCLOS, sought to approximate the freedom of navigation and overflight while expressly recognising the sovereignty or jurisdiction of the coastal state over the waters concerned. However, the allocation of rights and duties of the coastal state and third states is open to interpretation. Recent developments in state practice, such as Australia's requirement of compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait, the bridge across the Great Belt and the proposals for a bridge across the Strait of Messina, the enhanced environmental standards applicable in the Strait of Bonifacio and Canada's claims over the Arctic Route, make it necessary to reassess the whole common law of straits. The Legal Regime of Straits examines the complex relationship between the coastal state and the international community.

Coastal and Ocean Management Law in a Nutshell

Coastal and Ocean Management Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donna Christie, Richard G. Hildreth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2014

The 4th Edition updates all major developments in the field since the publication of the 3rd Edition, including new cases, perspectives, legislation, and policy and highlighting new offshore renewable energy legislation, ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and issues surrounding coastline adaptation to sea-level rise.

Zoning the Oceans

Zoning the Oceans

Author: John M. Boehnert Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/11/2014

Ocean zoning allows states to restrict uses of their waters to protect sensitive environmental systems and to restrict certain types of uses in designated areas while encouraging other types of uses. Moreover, a state can use ocean zoning initiatives to extend its influence beyond state territorial waters (usually three nautical miles) well into federal waters. That extended influence can affect the fortunes of those seeking to engage in all manner of activities, such as offshore alternative energy development, oil, gas and mineral extraction, recreational boating, commercial and recreational fishing, shipping and transportation, underwater cabling and communications, recreation and tourism, and aquaculture. This book is organized into four parts: the first two provide an overview of coastal zone management and ocean zoning approaches, and the second two focus on the development, design, and implementation of the nation's first federally approved state ocean zoning plan, Rhode Island's Ocean Special Area Management Plan.