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Admiralty Law

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Robert Veal
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Admiralty Law is an exciting course dealing with the laws applicable to shipping operations and the liabilities that may arise. Liabilities arising from shipping accidents, covering loss of life, damage to property, pollution as well as special liability regimes for salvage assistance, specific privileges granted to shipowners, including their right to limit liability, and the claimants' right to arrest the ship are all discussed. The discussion includes the application of tort principles to collision accidents, contract law to contracts of towage, salvage, wreck removal as well as the introduction to international conventions providing for strict liability for the shipowner for some types of damage. The course does not cover liabilities arising from charterparties and bills of lading and marine insurance because these are covered in separate modules.

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