Maritime Law

Overview

Authors Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop, and Hugh Kindred have written the first general treatment of Canadian maritime law to be published since 1916. This comprehensive text covers the whole of modern shipping law, including:

  • Admiralty jurisdiction and procedure
  • ownership and registration of ships
  • maritime mortgage and liens
  • insurance
  • carriage of goods and passengers
  • pilotage and towage
  • salvage and wreckage
  • environmental issues
  • limitation of liablity

The work provides insight into the Canadian experience and practice in this field and will appeal to legal practitioners, marine insurers, government officials, students and all others concerned with the regulation of the shipping and boating industries. It includes discussion of important differences between Canadian and US and UK maritime law.

For students and practitioners new to the field, the text explains the law surrounding the life of working vessels and pleasure craft in plain language and defines all technical legal and shipping terms as it proceeds. For experienced legal and other practitioners, it affords the means to analyse maritime situations, marine incidents, boating accidents, and other ship related events according to Canadian regulations and precedents, with due notice of their divergence from US and UK practice in this intensely internationalized area of law. In addition, original discussion of the unique Admiralty jurisdiction and procedure under the Federal Court of Canada is backed up by copious references to Canadian as well as comparative and international sources throughout the book.

The comprehensive lists of cases, statutes, and treaties provide an invaluable quick reference to the content and sources of Canadian maritime law.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Canadian Maritime Law: An Introduction
Chapter 2: The Shipping Industry: An Overview
Chapter 3: Admiralty Jurisdiction
Chapter 4: The Ownership and Registration of Ships
Chapter 5: The Safety Management of Ships
Chapter 6: Maritime Mortgages and Liens
Chapter 7: Marine Insurance
Chapter 8: Carriage of Goods by Charterparty
Chapter 9: Carriage of Goods under Bills of Lading and Similar Documents
Chapter 10: Carriage of Passengers
Chapter 11: Maritime Collisions
Chapter 12: Maritime Personal Injury and Death
Chapter 13: Maritime Pilotage
Chapter 14: Maritime Towage
Chapter 15: Maritime Salvage and Wreck
Chapter 16: General Average
Chapter 17: Marine Pollution Prevention
Chapter 18: Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims
Chapter 19: Admiralty Procedure by A. William Moreira

Appendix 1: Hague-Visby Rules
Appendix 2: Lloyd's Standard Form of Salvage Agreement
Appendix 3: Federal Court Admiralty Procedure Forms
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Legislation
International Treaties and Agreements
Table of Cases
Index