About this NPA
The Admiralty and Maritime NPA incorporates proceedings that relate to admiralty or maritime disputes including:
- in rem proceedings
- in personam proceedings
- marine insurance
- cargo claims
- other matters including matters relating to the Navigation Act 2012 (Cth) and the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (Cth).
The Oar Mace of Admiralty
Recent Judgments - Federal Court
- 23 Jun 2017:
Delaware North Marine Experience Pty Ltd v The Ship "Eye-Spy"  FCA 708
ADMIRALTY- bareboat charter - whether charter breached due to failure to exercise due diligence to make vessel seaworthy - whether damage to vessel a result of a latent defect - whether the plaintiff's crew took delivery of the crew "as is, where is" - whether damage to vessel caused by the negligence of the plaintiff's crew - whether plaintiff…
Judge: McKerracher J
- 12 Apr 2017:
Suk v Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd  FCA 404
BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY - Admiralty - Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth) - Recognition of foreign main proceeding and foreign representative - foreign proceeding terminated - failure to notify Court of termination of foreign proceeding - continued contravention of Model Law - orders made restraining disposal or transfer of Australian assets…
Judge: Jagot J
- 30 Mar 2017:
Offshore Marine Services Alliance Pty Ltd v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd  FCA 333
ADMIRALTY - general average - whether respondents are owners for the purpose of s 72(3) of the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (Cth) - whether the respondents otherwise have a relevant interest in property to attract liability for the purpose of s 72(3) of the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (Cth) by virtue of contractual obligations or otherwise
Judge: McKerracher J
Latest Papers & Publications
- 28 Nov 2016:
Declining jurisdiction following arrest
Paper presented at the National University of Singapore Colloquium on the Arrest Conventions 1952 and 1999 by Justice Rares.
- 8 Jun 2015:
Introductory remarks to Session on The Way Ahead
Presented to the Comité Maritime International 2015 Istanbul Colloquium.
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing these proceedings are:
Actions in rem
Actions in personam
Arresting a Vessel
Generally applications for arrest of a vessel are urgent and made to the Duty Registrar in the relevant registry.
Admiralty Marshals are available to arrest a vessel anywhere in Australia at any time on any day of the year.
The admiralty and maritime work of the Court is not limited to proceedings under the Admiralty Act and Admiralty Rules, see also:More Legislation
- International maritime and trade related organisations
- Maritime law associations
- Maritime security
- News and research
- Organisations - Australia
- Organisations - International
- Ports, port authorities and related government bodies - Australia
- Universities, maritime law centres, education and training
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