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Negligence On Cruise Ships

Recently, a Miami jury awarded nearly $2 million to a former Royal Caribbean Cruise crew member for her injuries sustained due to the negligence of the common carrier. 1,282 more words

Maritime Law

Spratly Islands in the Spotlight

Spratly Islands in the Spotlight | 27/10/15
by John Brian Shannon

The Spratly Islands are a hodgepodge of tiny islands, atolls, and rocky outcrops that sometimes appear above sea level in the South China Sea… 1,132 more words


Safe under a shield: A dual approach to the Prize Papers

This years’ Open Access Week (October 19-25) is the occasion for a post about a number of projects tapping the wealth of the remarkable archival collection of the… 2,903 more words

Legal History

Taiwan should secure the release of hostages held by Somali pirates and help combat maritime piracy in regions with ongoing piracy activities

The Central News Agency reports:

Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday with the United Kingdom-based International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Networks’ Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP), under which Taiwan will donate US$30,000 to the Piracy Survivor Family Fund.

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International Law

Free in/ Free out clauses and cargo claims

SDTM-CI v Continental Lines N.V. EWHC 1747 (Comm)

Cargo claims were brought against the shipowner under two bills of lading incorporating the terms of a charterparty which contained a clause providing “Cargo shall be loaded, spout trimmed and/or stowed at the expenses and risk of Shippers/Charterers … Cargo shall be discharged at the expenses and risk of Receivers/Charterers at the average rate of 1,500 metric tons per weather working day ……Stowage shall be under Master’s direction and responsibility…” Flaux J has held that the incorporated provision has the effect of transferring responsibility for loading and discharging away from the shipowner. 37 more words


Arrest of Ships

An interesting decision of the Federal Court of Australia in The Sam Hawk FCA 1005. For the purpose of determining if a claimant has a maritime lien for a contractual claim (here the supply of bunkers), the law of the contract under which the bunkers were supplied controls. 24 more words



In Nigerian maritime jurisprudence, the maritime claims that are enforceable in the Federal High Court – which is the Nigerian Court of law given the exclusive the jurisdiction by the Constitution to hear and determine any question relating to any maritime claim…………Click to continue

Commercial Law