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Captain's Legal

The aim of this book is to explain, in plain language, the laws for incidents and problems that a Master might encounter on an average vessel, of any registration, while going about normal business on the seas and in the ports.
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Author: Lloyd, Michael
ISBN: 9781905331406

The aim of this book is to explain, in plain language, the laws for incidents and problems that a Master might encounter on an average vessel, of any registration, while going about normal business on the seas and in the ports.

As you sail around the world you will come into contact with various rules and regulations, some of which you are familiar with and others not, especially those applicable only to the country that the ship is visiting. However, maritime law is designed to be internationally applied wherever a ship is and, in theory at least, is designed to deal with maritime incidents regardless of flag or administration.

There are a number of books dealing with all the aspects of maritime law and business and The Shipmasters Business Companion by Malcolm Maclachlan is an excellent book for those wishing to delve further into maritime law, particularly for British vessels. However, the aim of this book 'Captains Legal' is to explain, in plain language, the laws for incidents and problems that a Master might encounter on an average vessel, of any registration, while going about normal business on the seas and in the ports.

As this book will show, there is a time to wave the books of law around and there are times to sit down and negotiate. The art is knowing the time and place to do either of these. Tug Fees $1,250, Berthing Dues $3,000, Pilotage Fees $1,750, Garbage Fine $250. Catching the Last Tide OutPriceless. There are Some Things Money can Buy, for Everything Else Theres a Shipmasters Means of Persuasion1 Who Owns the Seas? 1 1.1 The High Seas 3

Contents:

1.2 Illegal Narcotics 5 1.3 Terrorism 7 1.5 Passage through Straits 13 1.6 Contiguous Zone 15 1.7 Exclusive Economic Zone 16 1.8 Continental Shelf 17 1.9 Internal Waters 17 2 Criminal Jurisdiction 18 2.1 Civil Jurisdiction in Relation to Foreign Ships 23 3 The Flag State 24 3.1 Duties of the Flag State 24 3.2 Flag State Penal Jurisdiction 26 4 Pollution 28 4.1 The Rights of the State 30 4.2 Sewage 38 4.3 Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships 38 4.4 Garbage Management Plans 42 4.5 The Investigation of Ships 42 4.6 The Ships Rights 43 5 Stowaways 45 5.1 Stowaway Onboard 48 5.2 The State of Embarkation 52 5.3 The Flag State 52 5.4 Inadequate Documentation 53 6 Port of Refuge 55 6.1 Towing and Salvage 58 6.2 Act of Voluntary Salvage 58 6.3 Towage 58 6.4 Tow or Salvage 59 6.5 Pollution Compensation 60 7 Charterers and Charter Party 61 7.1 The Voyage Charter 61 7.2 The Time Charter 61 7.3 Bareboat Charters 61 7.4 Charter Party Disputes 61 7.5 Affreightment 62 7.6 Bill of Lading 63 7.7 Mates Receipt 64 7.8 Deadfreight 65 7.9 Safe Port 65 7.10 Laytime 66 7.11 Demurrage 66 7.12 Notice of Readiness (NOR) 66 7.13 On-Hire, Off-Hire 67 7.14 Cargo Stowage 68 7.15 Stevedore Damage 69 7.16 Protest 69 8 Insurance 71 8.1 P&I Clubs 71 8.2 General Average 73 9 Ballast Water Management 74 10 Operating in Ice 77 11 Ocean Routeing 81 12 Refugees 83 12.1 The Ship is not a Place of Safety 84 13 Mutiny 86 13.1 A Recent Act of Mutiny? 87 14 The Fair Treatment of Seafarers (After a Maritime Accident) 89 14.1 Flag State 92 14.2 The Seafarers State 93 14.3 The Shipowner 94 14.4 The Seafarer 94 15 Shore Leave and Seafarers Rights 98 15.1 Seafarers Rights Onboard 99 15.2 Legal Assistance for Seafarers 100 16 Manning and Fatigue 102 17 Port State Control 105 17.1 Areas Where the Port State Control Operates 105 17.2 The Inspectors 106 17.3 Targeting Ships 106 17.4 The White List 107 17.5 The Grey List 107 17.6 The Black List 107 17.7 Inspections 107 17.8 Types of Inspections 108 17.9 Detention 109 17.10 Safeguards 109 18 The Law in Inland Waters 110 18.1 The Arrest of Ships 111 18.2 The Powers of Arrest 112 18.3 Release from Arrest 112 18.4 The ISPS Code 113 19 Conclusion 114

Publication date: 01 Jun 2009
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