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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

  • 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
  • 12 Apr 2017: Suk v Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd [2017] 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 [2017] 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

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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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