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Admiralty Law: Principles and Liabilities

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Alexandros Ntovas
Academic year

Module overview

Shipping plays a critical role in the global economy and is generally considered a very well-regulated part of the marine industry, not least internationally by the International Maritime Organization. However, sometimes things may still go wrong with ships at sea due to the inherently risky activities and perils to which they are exposed, such as collisions, running into heavy weather, various navigation incidents leading to pollution and/or casualties, and many other risks ‘of’ and ‘at’ the sea. The module of Admiralty Law: Principles and Liabilities considers the essential legal aspects of the maritime adventure that were mostly developed by the Admiralty Court in England and which have now been embraced by many other jurisdictions in the world.