International Law of the Shipmaster

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International Law of the Shipmaster is a comprehensive review of the laws and regulations governing the shipmaster including customary law, case law, statutory law, treaty law and regulatory law.

"For the legal practitioner, this book is a unique and invaluably time saving survey of the law affecting the shipmaster across a range of jurisdictions worldwide, all logically set out in one convenient volume.
Not only is this a unique source of reference for lawyers and the courts, as well as ship masters themselves, the insights it provides constitute an invaluable aid to decision making for ship managers and operators, not to mention risk managers.
The book’s publication date is September 2009. No doubt it will be updated as the years pass. We believe it is destined to become a classic work in maritime and shipping law."
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

This book provides:
• A brief history and survey of the international law affecting the shipmaster
• Certification, nationality and taxation requirements for the master in 179 jurisdictions
• Comparison of regimes of law of agency for shipmasters, crews across jurisdictions
• Examination of shipmaster duties and liabilities and penalties in all IMO member states

 

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Contents

Table of Cases
lxxvii
The Shipmaster in Context
1
The Doctrines of the Law of the Shipmaster
119
The Principal Domestic Laws Governing the Shipmaster in the States of the United Nations and the International Maritime Organisation
237
PRINCIPAL REFERENCES
713
LIST OF ACRONYMS
727
CHARTERPARTIES
741
CONSTITUTIONS
743
MARITIME STATUTES
749
CONVENTION CODES
765
Index
779
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About the author (2009)

Dr. John A. C. Cartner practices maritime law in the US and internationally. He has had several commands of oceanic tank and container vessels and is a current licensee of the U. S. Coast Guard as Master of Steam and Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons upon Oceans with endorsements including STCW.

Richard P. Fiske provides wide-ranging consulting services in American and international maritime law, as well as technical matters relating to naval and commercial vessels. He has served on active duty in the United States Navy for over 27 years. He is experienced in leadership and technical issues in shipboard operations, ship repair, deep sea diving, ship and aircraft salvage, underwater ship repair, deep ocean search and recovery, and foreign military sales.

Tara Leiter is associated with Blank Rome, LLP in Washington, D.C. She concentrates her practice in maritime law and serves United States and international clients.

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