By Toh Kian Sing, SC
The Third Edition, coming nearly a decade after the Second, covers the seminal decisions on admiralty law handed down by courts in Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and Hong Kong over the last ten years.
Various chapters have been rewritten to take into legislative and caselaw developments, particularly in the areas of invocation of admiralty jurisdiction, procedure of arrest, maritime liens as well as tonnage limitation.
While the legislative references are based on Singapore and Malaysian law, the book also includes cases from other jurisdictions which have the same or broadly similar legislative framework on admiralty law as these two jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canada. Earlier editions of this Book have been cited in decisions of the Singapore, Malaysian, Hong Kong and Australian courts.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Admiralty Jurisdiction
Chapter 2: Subject of Action in Rem: Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Action in Rem
Chapter 3: Invocation of Admiralty Jurisdiction
Chapter 4: Procedure Leading Up to Arrest in an Admiralty Action in Rem and Provision of Security
Chapter 5: Procedural Matters Arising After Arrest
Chapter 6: Maritime Liens
Chapter 7: Possessory Liens
Chapter 8: Statutory Rights of Action in Rem (Statutory Lien)
Chapter 9: Priorities
Chapter 10: Admiralty and Non‐Admiralty Actions in Personam
Chapter 11: Limitation Periods in Admiralty Actions
Chapter 12: Limitation of Liability
Chapter 13: Forum Selection in Maritime Proceedings
Chapter 14: Stay of Proceedings in Favour or Arbitration, Mareva Injunction in Aid of Arbitration