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
- 21 Sep 2017:
Delaware North Marine Experience Pty Ltd v The Ship "Eye-Spy" (No 2)  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
Latest Papers & Publications
- 25 Jul 2017: All presentations from the Admiralty Seminar 2017 (mp3 - 55mb)
Held 25 July 2017 - 1h 26m
- 25 Jul 2017: Sales pendente lite and direct sales (pdf - 438kb)
Presented to the Admiralty Seminar 2017, by Professor Sarah Derrington
- 25 Jul 2017: Some practical aspects associated with the judicial sale of ships
Presented to the National Admiralty Seminar 2017, by Gregory Nell SC
- 25 Jul 2017: Proposal of the Comite Maritime International (CMI) for possible work on cross-border issues related to the judicial sale of ships (pdf, 370 kb)
Presented to the Admiralty Seminar 2017, by Stuart Hetherington
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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