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Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Admiralty and Maritime.


How to Get the Most Out of Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation

  May 16, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
In the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else, you could be facing life disrupting injuries rendering you unable to work. The medical...

Full Compensation for Offshore Injuries: Jones Act Negligence and Unseaworthiness

  May 8, 2017     By Morrow & Sheppard LLP
In most cases, even when offshore employers agree to pay maintenance and cure benefits, these benefits will fall far short of meeting injured...

Enforcement of Foreign Judgements and Arbitral Awards in Saudi Arabia

  May 8, 2017     By Hazim Al Madani Law Firm
There are speculations internationally that, enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia are still in dark. Saudi...

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Maritime Injury Claim

The law of the sea is very different from that of the land, and it can be confusing for someone who chooses to visit rather than work there.

FAQS about the Jones Act and Other Maritime Law

  By HG.org
There are many questions to be asked about the Jones Act and Maritime Laws. These involve seamen that may be injured in the line of duty or...

Maritime Law and Tugboat Accidents

  By HG.org
Tugboat work has a lot of danger to those that work with them. The labor is intensive, and there may be the problem of accidents occurring in or...

Your Rights after a Tugboat Accident

If you were injured on a tugboat, it is important to speak with an experienced maritime attorney about your rights. The Jones Act, maritime...

The Real Risks Offshore Workers Face on a Daily Basis

Offshore workers face numerous risks on a daily basis. When these risks lead to on-the-job injuries, the physical, financial and emotional...

Distracted Driving in Oregon State

The number of deaths and injuries that occur in the United States from traffic accidents are astounding, and more than half of them involve a...

The Ship Arrest Concept

According to the provisions of the International Convention on the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships, signed at Brussels 10 May 1952, capture means the...

Liabilities in Maritime Law: A case and comparative approach with Ecuador

A comparative analysis which provides the idea on the impact of international conventions and the implementation of different kind of...

Neitzel & Cie.: MS Cornelia Sold from Insolvent Ship Fund

Since the beginning of the year, the MS Conny Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (a shipping company) has been the subject of insolvency...

Perceiving the Significance of Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for Indonesia

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is a global milestone for the maritime industry. However Indonesia has not yet ratified this particular...

How to Claim Refunds for Overcharged Import Taxes Due to Surveillance Certificate Requirements in Turkey

Ministry of Economy determines certain minimum thresholds for certain products in order to force the exporters to pay higher taxes on the...

Property Purchase Taxes and Fiscal Benefits in Italy – Purchase of a Luxury Home

  By Torrente
When you purchase a property in Italy, you need to be aware of the amount of taxes you will be required to pay, and at that stage you need to be...

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea - ITLOS

  By M F Ejchel
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the...

The Law of Arrest in UAE Shipping Matters

Home to one of the biggest ports in the world, the UAE is an integral shipping hub in the global trading ecosystem. While shipping law can be a...

UAE - Which Assets Can Be Taken Through Arrest?

Except in specific circumstances, an arrest may be made of not only the vessel to which the claim relates but any other vessel owned by the...

Liability Cover in Marine Insurance in England: P&I Perspective

Protection and Indemnity Associations also known as P&I Clubs are the result of long time development from Mutual Hull insurers in England. One...

The Ownership & Participation of Non-Jordanian in the Jordanian Companies

Maritime transport and auxiliary services, including: Passenger and freight transportation excluding transportation over ships owned by non-...

The Registration Of Individuals & Companies In Free Zones in Jordan

Free zones in Jordan offer investors exemptions from income and social services taxes, custom duties and import duties.

Egypt: The Liability of the Shipowner

The Liability of the Shipowner Pertinent the Egyptian Law Egypt is one of the first countries, which accessed the London International...

The Consular and Diplomatic Protection: The State’s Law and the Supranational Legal Orders

The consular and diplomatic protection's public law studied the interaction between the State’s law and the supranational legal orders

The Non-Operating Foreign Companies in Jordan

According to Jordanian Corporate law, the non-operating Foreign Company in Jordan is a Company or an entity which has its regional or...

Employment on Board Maltese Flagged Vessels – Do Seafarers Get a Fair Deal?

As emphasised by the International Labour Organizations (ILO), seafarers are frequently exposed to difficult working conditions and particular...

Vessels Registration in Egypt

Vessels Registration under the Egyptian law Egypt enjoys strategic and distinguished location between the two seas, Mediterranean and the Red...

London and Nordic Marine Insurance Markets

A Comparative Analysis in Relation to Marine Insurance Cover.

A Vessel’s Seaworthiness Addressed by the Merchant Shipping Directorate in Malta

Under Maltese law, all sorts of vessels can be registered under the Malta flag, hence the type of vessel which may be considered for...

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine and the Defense Base Act

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine has been the subject of numerous lawsuits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the...

The UK Insurance Act 2015: The Shift in Marine Insurance Warranties Regime

English law switches from automatic discharge of liability to suspension of liability in case of a breach of a warranty as long the breach is...

Ship Arrest for Seafarers’ Wages in Egypt

Under the Egyptian Civil and Commercial code no. 27/1994, the Egyptian Courts will have jurisdiction over Urgent and Conservatory procedures to...

Ukraine Is a Huge Market for International Crewing Companies

Most of the sailors use the services of specialized personnel intermediary (“crewing”) agencies. Ukrainian market is interested in coming of...

Liability for Collisions under UAE Maritime Law

Hosting one of the world’s largest ports, Dubai has rapidly expanded to become a leading maritime hub. As an expected consequence of the growth...

Liability of a Freight-Forwarder Before the Dubai Courts

There has been a debate in many countries on the degree of liability of the carrier and a freight forwarder on the issue of cargo claims; is a...

Liability for Collisions under Libyan Maritime Law

It is a known fact that the Libyan people are still struggling to establish a strong central government in order to fulfill the hopes and...

Insurance Exclusions in The Bahamas

If you are involved in the shipping industry, you will be only too aware of how quickly challenging and difficult legal problems can arise at...

What if you Get in a Crash while on Vacation?

Summer travel is one of our country's favorite activities. With nearly 60% of Americans planning to travel more than 100 miles from home, it's...

Commercial Fisherman and the Jones Act

Many in the commercial fishing industry are prone to a high frequency of injuries and even death. The most common causes of injury and...

Accessory Liability and ‘Common Design’

A recent ruling in the UK Supreme Court has helped to shed light on the complex issue of accessory liability and the principle of ‘common...

Suing Owners of Vessels and Limited Liability

Under the Jones Act, an individual who suffers injuries while working at sea is entitled to sue the employer and owner of the vessel for...

Boating Accident Prompts New Law

Emily Fedorko was 16 years old when she lost her life in a fatal boating accident while tubing on the Long Island Sound last summer.

Proving Negligence for Seaman Injuries Under the Jones Act

Individuals who work at sea are considered seamen for the purposes of the Jones Act. These individuals must spend a significant amount of the...

Non-Payment of Hire

In the complex and fast-paced world of the maritime and shipping industry, serious issues can arise regarding the terms of a charter – including...

Top 10 Causes of Boating Accidents

Keep yourself safe while boating and avoid these common reasons for boating accidents.

Shipping Contracts: Interpreting the Terms

The Supreme Court in the UK has recently considered a case which demonstrates the complexities that can arise from the interpretation of a...

Can You be a "Seaman" and Covered under LHWCA at the Same Time?

In Maritime law, I have personally witnessed crew members of a vessel receiving benefits under the LHWCA while seeking a lawyer for maintenance...

Shipping Contracts: Affirming the Contract

A recent High Court judgment in the UK highlights the difficulties that can arise when unexpected problems strike. In the case of MSC...

Compulsory Marine Liability Insurance

If you are involved in the maritime and shipping industry, you will be only too familiar with the wealth of legislation and regulation with...

When Can an Injured Seaman Recover Money Damages Under the Jones Act?

A seaman may be entitled to money damages in a maritime accident. The Jones Act, found at 46 U.S.C.A. §688 (46 U.S.C. 30104), allows for a...

New 5th Circuit Case Affects Rights of Seaman Injured while at Sea

Maintenance and cure are damages that have been recognized in Admiralty law for hundreds of years. Maintenance and cure damages allow for...

Questions about Admiralty or Maritime Law

Learn if you qualify for Admiralty or Maritime Law if you have been injured while serving upon a boat in navigable waters.

Commercial Yacht Code Has Been Amended in Malta

The Authority for Transport in Malta has advised that following consultation with all the stakeholders involved, the Commercial Yacht Code 2010...

Shipping Arbitration Agreements

Drawing up effective contracts is an essential part of carrying out a thriving and successful shipping business. But even with the best...

Shipping Contract Disputes

A recent contract dispute demonstrates the need to secure expert shipping law advice as soon as possible, particularly if the contract in...

Injured While Water Skiing, Who Is Liable?

  By HG.org
Water skiiing is a lot of fun. The thrill of “standing” on the water, whizzing along at incredible speeds, and the inevitable splash at the end....

Parameters to Request the Granting of a Concession in a Maritime Zone

If a private person or a legal corporation wants to purchase a property at the beaches of Costa Rica, whether it is to build a house, hotel,...

Passengers May Have Legal Claim for Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships

No one sets sail on a vacation cruise expecting to sustain a serious injury or illness. But passengers who do require medical treatment expect...

Sick or Injured After a Cruise, What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
A cruise vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. But, they do not always end that way. An increasing number of passengers...

Ship arrest in Tunisia

The best option available to a party seeking to obtain security for a maritime claim against a shipowner is, certainly the arrest of the vessel.

The Applicable Procedures to Arrest a Ship in Tunisia

The best option available to a party seeking to obtain security for a maritime claim against a shipowner is, certainly the arrest of the vessel....

Important Frequently Asked Questions on Ship Arrest in Tunisia

The best option available to a party seeking to obtain security for a maritime claim against a shipowner is, certainly the arrest of the vessel....

Maritime and Shipping Disputes: Claiming Losses

If you are involved in the maritime and shipping industry, you will be only too aware of how swiftly you can sail into legal hot water.

Malta Sixth Largest in the World and Largest in Europe Maritime Law Malta

Transport Malta, the Authority responsible for the Malta Ship Register in Malta, has reported that as at the end of December 2014 Malta’s ship...

Amendment to International Owner Malta Shipping & Yachting Law

Through Legal Notice 22 of 2015, the individuals who are qualified to own Maltese vessels, have also been extended to include citizens of the...

Cyprus Tonnage Tax Scheme for Ship Owners, Managers and Charterers

Cyprus features the most efficient tonnage tax scheme in the EU, approved by the European Commission.

Shipping and Maritime: Costs Following Hijacking of Vessels

A vessel was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden by Somali pirates. Unfortunately for cargo owners and insurers, the High Court in the UK has ruled...

Shipping Insurance and Reinsurance Clauses

How will the courts interpret shipping insurance clauses, particularly typhoon and storm warranties?

Plans for a New Marina in Sa Maison, Pietà Malta

The Authority for Transport in Malta plans to issue a request for proposals for the development and operation of an all-weather marina with up...

Georgia Boating Fatalities Lowest in Years, Drowning Risks Are Still Real

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released statistics regarding recreational boating fatalities. The good news is that fatalities are down nearly...

Arrest of Ships in Accordance with Libyan Law

Libya is largely dependent on imports, consisting mainly of industrial and food commodities. Libya’s biggest trading partner is the European...

Texas Parks and Wildlife Targeting Drivers Boating Under the Influence

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is zeroing in on boaters and watercraft operators driving under the influence of alcohol. Local task...

Common Boating Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Arizona has more lakes and rivers than many people assume. However, the state also has the fifth highest boating accident rate in the country....

Corporation Ordered to Pay €205,694, in Lieu of Salaries and Repatriation Expenses

Last month Judge Padovani Grima ordered the Ladybug Corporation to pay the 22 crew members, the sum of €205,694, in lieu of salaries and...

Ship Managers Find Port of Refuge Before the Hong Kong Courts

  By Ince & Co
A review of three recent decisions dealing with a ship manager’s right of arrest under Hong Kong law.

The Jackson Reforms: A Sea Change in the Conduct of Civil Litigation in the UK

  By Ince & Co
Why the one-year old Jackson civil litigation reforms need to be taken seriously by everyone involved in English litigation, including parties,...

The Recast Brussels Regulation: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Jurisdiction Agreements

  By Ince & Co
We consider how the recast Brussels Regulation is aimed at reinforcing exclusive jurisdiction agreements within the EU.

How Does Malaysian Law Deal With Acts of Piracy at Sea?

Piracy is a prevailing problem with no reasonable solution in sight. How safe is your ship or consignment passing through the seas surrounding...

Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Accident

Perhaps one of the most prolific – and horrendous – cruise ship accidents in recent memory was the January 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia....

Can I Get Breathalyzed On My Boat?

  By HG.org
Most of us are familiar with the concept of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), but how do these translate to...

What is a Flag of Convenience?

  By HG.org
When registering a vessel for international travel, one must choose a nation under the flag of which that vessel will sail. The term “flag of...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report Reveals Health Problems Aboard Cruise Ship.

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released additional inspection reports for its Vessel Sanitation Program...

What to do After a Boating Accident

  By HG.org
If you or someone you know has been in a boating accident, you understand how scary the whole event can be. Not only is someone injured, a boat...

Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) Comes into Force - Malta

The Maritime Labor Convention has come into force on the 20th of August 2013, after its adoption by the International Labor Organisation in...

Man to be arraigned in Severe Boating Accident

A New Hampshire resident is facing criminal changes after a boating accident that happened last year.

Cruise Ship Claims

  By HG.org
A vacation aboard a cruise ship can be a memorable experience, an affordable, all-inclusive vacation option, and a great way to see exotic ports...

Reduced VAT on Short-term Yacht Charters Commencing in Malta

On the 29th July 2013, the VAT Department published guidelines in relation to the Malta VAT treatment of short-term yacht charters starting in...

Difference between Jones Act and Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation and Jones Act maritime injury claims are very different. The only similarity is that they provide compensation for injured...

Settling a Jones Act Claim Out of Court

There are times when settling a Jones Act claim out of court may lead to more compensation and ultimately be the best option for an injured...

Stay Cool & Safe in the Pool: Safety Tips for Swimming Pool Owners and Guests

Every year, thousands of people are injured or die in swimming pool accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 3,500 people...

An Overview of the Maritime Ports and Waterways Safety Program

The federal Ports and Waterways Safety Program establishes rules for safe operation of vessels. Violations may result in injury or death of a...

What Is the Time Limitation of Actions against Shipper, Consignee Or B/L Holder?

The time limitation of actions against shipper, consignee, or B/L holder is one year.

The Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations, 2013 - Malta

By virtue of Legal Notice 153 if 2013, measures contained in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and...

Shall a Port Operator be Responsible if he Releases Goods Against a Delivery Order with a Release Stamp? China

The port operator has no fault in delivering the goods against a valid delivery order.

Legal Options for Maritime Employees Not Covered Under the Jones Act

Even when maritime employees don’t meet the Jones Act claim requisites for a maritime accident, there’re still other legal options available...

Seamen Need to Know about the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002

Congress passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 to increase maritime safety. A Louisiana maritime attorney in New Orleans...

The Application of VAT Exemptions on Commercial Yachts Registered Under the Malta Flag

In the judgement S&D Yachts Limited vs MY Nautonnier delivered by the Court of Magistrates in Malta on the 3rd May 2013, it was held among other...

DMLC II May Commence

Further to ratification of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labor Convention) Rules of 2013, the Maltese Authority has announced that Recognised...

The Longshore and Harbor Workers Act Addresses Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Longshore and Harbor Workers Act enables seamen to receive workers’ compensation claims when injured. While not one and the same, both the...

Difference between Initial Jones Act Settlements and a Fair Value of Damages

For Jones Act settlements, many injured seamen are quick to take any offer given by their employer. A Louisiana maritime attorney in New Orleans...

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 was passed by congress, changing regulations for companies in the marine shipping and transportation...


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