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About this NPA

The Admiralty and Maritime NPA incorporates proceedings that relate to admiralty or maritime disputes including:

Oar Mace 
The Oar Mace of Admiralty 

Latest Judgments

Recent Judgments - Federal Court

  • 21 Sep 2017: Delaware North Marine Experience Pty Ltd v The Ship "Eye-Spy" (No 2) [2017] FCA 1120
    COSTS - where plaintiff enjoyed substantial success - whether plaintiff entitled to indemnity costs due to offers of compromise rejected by defendants - whether defendants entitled to costs in relation to interlocutory proceedings on which they were partially successful
    Judge: McKerracher J
  • 21 Sep 2017: Ozmen Entertainment Pty Ltd v Neptune Hospitality Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1124
    ADMIRALTY - joint venture to operate hospitality business aboard vessel - agreement to charter and license vessel PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application for order to appoint receiver and manager to take control of vessel and business operated on-board - whether there is a serious question to be tried - balance of convenience - whether…
    Judge: Burley J
  • 23 Jun 2017: Delaware North Marine Experience Pty Ltd v The Ship "Eye-Spy" [2017] 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

Latest Papers & Publications

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:

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