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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

  • 13 Mar 2024: Burrows v The Ship 'Merlion' [2024] FCA 220
    ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME JURISDICTION - jurisdiction in rem - application to strike out pleaded claims on the basis of which ship was arrested - whether claims arising under a trust, Barnes v Addy, a "sham", misleading or deceptive conduct, conversion, and detinue have legal character of
    Judge: Sarah C Derrington J
  • 12 Mar 2024: Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte Ltd v The Ship Yangtze Fortune (No 3) [2024] FCA 219
    ADMIRALTY - application for leave to claim out of time upon the fund constituted by the proceeds of judicial sale of the ship Yangtze Fortune - liability of the fund for demise charterer's debts - construction of ss 18 and 24 of the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) and rr 9.02 and 9.03 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - whether applicant has…
    Judge: Stewart J
  • 8 Sep 2023: Poralu Marine Australia Pty Ltd v MV Dijksgracht [2023] 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… 413 ALR 47
    Judge: Rares, Sarah C Derrington and Feutrill JJ

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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

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:

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