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
- 7 Dec 2016:
BY Winddown, Inc v Vautin  FCAFC 168
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application for leave to appeal - no sufficient doubt in correctness of primary judge's judgment - no substantial injustice - proper construction of Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) concerning joinder of parties and service abroad Held: - application dismissed.
Judge: Besanko, Middleton and Griffiths JJ
- 29 Nov 2016:
Wilmington Trust Company (Trustee) v The Ship "Houston"  FCA 1349
ADMIRALTY - the plaintiffs claimed delivery up of a ship and damages for conversion and/or detinue - whether the claims were proprietary maritime claims within s 16 of the Admiralty Act.
Judge: Siopis J
- 11 Nov 2016:
Tai-Soo Suk v Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd  FCA 1404
BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY - Admiralty - Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (Cth) - Recognition of foreign main proceeding and foreign representative - nature and operation of stay and suspension arising pursuant to article 20 of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency
Judge: Jagot 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
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