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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

  • 7 Dec 2017: Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1460
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to amend statement of claim - where application has been filed after the commencement of the hearing - where particulars of statement of claim do not reflect detail of the case which applicants wish to rely - where respondents first objected to the evidence the week before the commencement of the hearing…
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 28 Nov 2017: Advanced Energy Resources Pty Ltd v Bremer Lloyd Marine Logistics GmbH &  Co KG [2017] FCA 1487
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for service of court process out of the jurisdiction - claim for damage to goods whilst on a voyage from Germany to Australia - service upon a corporate entity in Germany under the Convention between the United Kingdom and Germany regarding Legal Proceedings in Civil and Commercial Matters.
    Judge: Siopis J
  • 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

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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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