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
- 8 Sep 2023:
Poralu Marine Australia Pty Ltd v MV Dijksgracht  FCAFC 147
CONTRACTS - contract of carriage of goods by sea - formation - whether contract was concluded by way of fixture recap email - construction of recap emails - where recap provided that terms were otherwise as per carrier's standard form booking note and bill of lading including rider clauses but with English law and London arbitration - whether…
Judge: Rares, Sarah C Derrington and Feutrill JJ
- 4 Sep 2023:
Delta Corp Ship Management DMCCO v The Ship "Caledonian Sky"  FCA 1058
ADMIRALTY - application by plaintiff to Registrar for release of vessel under arrest - caveats against release previously filed - whether vessel should be released from arrest - role of caveats against release - whether release should be delayed to protect interest of caveator - release of vessel ordered
Judge: Stewart J
- 4 Aug 2023:
GeelongPort Pty Limited v The Ship "Voyager P"  FCA 918
ADMIRALTY - application for judicial sale of ship pendente lite - application for order to move ship under arrest - ship abandoned - orders made
Judge: O'Callaghan J
Latest Papers & Publications
- 28 Jul 2022:
Admiralty and maritime seminar
Updates on UK, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
- 18 Nov 2021:
Navigating the rough seas of enforcement
AMTAC annual address, by Justice Stewart.
- 1 Sep 2021:
Introductory remarks to MLAANZ marine insurance webinar
Webinar presented by Justice Stewart.
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing these proceedings are:
Actions in rem
Actions in personam
Arresting a Vessel
Admiralty Marshals are available to arrest a vessel anywhere in Australia at any time on any day of the year.
This section details how to contact the registry and make an application for an arrest.
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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