By Nevil Phillips & Nicholas Craig
The long-awaited consolidation of UK merchant shipping legislation finally arrived with the passing of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 which replaces the thirty or so Acts dating from the Merchant Shipping Act 1894.
The Merchant Shipping Act 1995 - An Annotation Guide, now in its second edition, aims to provide a highly practical and authoritative guide to the implications of this important legislation. The authors guide the reader through this complex Act by examining and commenting on each of its 313 sections in chronological order to assist practitioners with understanding and interpretation the legislation more easily. Extensive reference to case law together with comprehensive tables and index will ensure that it is highly accessible and useful working tool.
Written in a clear and comprehensive style by Nevil Phillips and Nicholas Craig, both practising barristers, this book provides an invaluable and up-to-date source of reference and guidance for all those affected by the Act and not solely maritime lawyers.
Part I _ British Ships
Part II - Registration
Part III - Masters and Seamen
Part IV - Safety
Part V - Fishing Vessels
Part VI - Prevention of Pollution
Part VII - Liability of Shipowners and Others
Part VIII - Lighthouses
Part IX - Salvage and Wreck
Part X - Enforcement Officers and Powers
Part XI - Accident Investigations and Inquiries
Part XII - Legal Proceedings
Part XIII - Supplemental