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The International Law of the Shipmaster

1st Edition

By John A. C. Cartner, Richard Fiske, Tara Leiter

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872 pages

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A comprehensive review of the laws and regulations governing the shipmaster including customary law, case law, statutory law, treaty law and regulatory law, covering: • A brief history of the shipmaster • Manning and crewing requirements in relation to vessel registration • Comparison of regimes of law of agency for shipmasters and crews across jurisdictions • Examination of shipmaster liability (civil and criminal)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Shipmaster in Context Chapter 1. Introduction to the Law of the Shipmaster Chapter 2. Overview and Introduction to the International Law Affecting the Shipmaster Chapter 3. International Organisations and Conventions and the Shipmaster Chapter 4. Domestic Laws and the Shipmaster Chapter 5. Overview of Jurisdiction Chapter 6. The Flag State and the Shipmaster Chapter 7. Coastal and Port States and the Shipmaster Part 2: The Doctrines of the Law of the Shipmaster Chapter 8. The Shipmaster, the Owner and the Charterer Chapter 9. The Powers, Duties and Rights of the Shipmaster Chapter 10. Shipmasters and Safety and Seaworthiness Chapter 11. The Shipmaster and Cargo and Bills of Lading Chapter 12. The Shipmaster and the Environment Chapter 13. Labour and the Shipmaster Chapter 14. Limitation of the Shipmaster's Liability Part 3: The Principal Domestic Laws Governing the Shipmaster in the States of the United Nations and the International Maritime Organisation

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Maritime and Transport Law Library

For academics and practitioners alike, our Maritime and Transport law library offers cutting edge research titles on the whole spectrum of transport law, including shipping, aviation, rail and road. Our authors come from the premier maritime institutions, law firms and chambers across the world and are among the leaders in their fields.

With key texts including the annual conference papers from the prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, as well as authoritative and comprehensive texts such as David Glass’ Freight Forwarding and Multi-Modal Transport Contracts Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard’s Modern Maritime Law.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Maritime