By Christopher Hill
Maritime Law provides a comprehensive study of the traditional aspects of maritime law, commenting not only on historical development of the law but also describing in-depth the current state of law. Topics covered include ownership and registration, ship mortgages, contracts of sale of ship and shipbuilding contracts, Admiralty jurisdiction, charterparties, limitation of liability, oil pollution, pilotage and - freshly introduced in this edition - bills of lading. The book also illustrates the operation of the law in practice through frequently references to case law.
The sixth edition has be revised and updated to incorporate significant statutory developments and cases that have been reported since the fifth edition. Recently drafted protocols to international conventions are described in detail. Appropriate appendices are added at the conclusion of text.
Christopher Hill is eminently suited to write on the vast subject of maritime law, having for many years worked in various branches of the shipping industry, including lecturing part-time in these subjects and working for a considerable length of time in P&I insurance. He is the author of numerous publications and is currently a Director of Michael Else & Co, managing agents of the Charters' P&I Club.
The readable style and practical approach to the various subjects discussed will recommended this book to a wide cross-section of readers involved in all aspects of the shipping industry, providing a comprehensive grounding on the general principles of maritime law for novices and acting as an invaluable guide to these already familiar with the complex intricacies of the subject.
- 1. Ownership and Registration
- 2. Ship Mortgages
- 3. Sale of Ship and Shipbuilding Contracts
- 4. Admiralty Jurisdiction, Maritime Claims, Liens and Sovereign Immunity
- 5. Charterparties
- 6. Bills of Lading
- 7. Collisions
- 8. Salvage
- 9. Towage
- 10. Limitation of Liability
- 11. Oil Pollution
- 12. Passengers
- 13. Pilotage