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By Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard

Modern Maritime Law and Risk Management, 2nd ed, provides 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 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


Part I - Admiralty Jurisdiction and Procedure

  • 1. Introduction Elements
  • 2. Nature of The Admiralty Jurisdiction
  • 3. Mode of Exercise of Jurisdiction
  • 4. Procedure (Overview)
  • 5. Rules and Doctrines Restricting The Jurisdiction of The Admiralty Court to Adjudicate on The Merits of a Case
  • 6. Convention Jurisdiction Bases and Multiple Procedures
  • 7. Anti-Suit Injunctions

Part II - Substantive Law

  • 8. Ownership and Management of Ships; The International Safety Management Code and Legal Implications
  • 9. The Law of Ship Mortgages
  • 10. Shipbuilding Contracts
  • 11. Ship Sale and Purchase Contracts
  • 12. Collisions at Sea and Liabilities
  • 13. The Law of Salvage
  • 14. Towage Contracts
  • 15. Principles of General Average
  • 16. The Law of Harbours and Pilotage

Part III - International Conventions on Civil Limitation and Compensation

  • 17. Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
  • 18. Passengers' Claims and Limitation of Liability
  • 19. Civil Liability for Marine Pollution, Damage by Hazardous/Noxious Substances, Nuclear Incidents and Compensation

Part IV - Safety at Sea

  • 20. EU Legislation in Maritime Safety and Parallel IMO Developments

Epilogue - Risk Management Culture and Collective Responsibility


Publisher:  Informa
ISBN/ISSN:  9781843118237
Binding:  Hardback
Pages:  1,061

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