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 2017:
Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd  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  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
- 17 Nov 2017:
Tritton Resources Pty Limited v Ever Rock Navigation S.A.  FCA 1605
Judge: Rares J
Latest Papers & Publications
- 03 Nov 2017: Ship arrests, maritime liens and cross-border insolvency
Presented at the BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of Ocean 2017 by Justice Rares
- 05 Oct 2017: Ships that changed the law - The Torrey Canyon Disaster
A paper presented at the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand 44th National Conference by Justice Rares
- 25 Jul 2017: All presentations from the Admiralty Seminar 2017 (mp3 - 55mb)
Held 25 July 2017 - 1h 26m
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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