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Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management


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Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management

Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management provides a 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 in Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management 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.