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
- 22 Oct 2019:
Neptune Hospitality Pty Ltd v Ozmen Entertainment Pty Ltd  FCA 1734
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for security for costs - where appellant impecunious - whether impecuniosity caused by respondents - whether guarantee and personal undertaking of directors sufficient alternative to security - whether there was delay in bringing application - application allowed
Judge: Markovic J
- 10 Oct 2019:
Pluto Shipowning Inc v Able Glory Maritime Co Ltd  FCA 1836
Judge: Rares J
- 27 Sep 2019:
Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd (in Liq)  FCAFC 167
CONSUMER LAW - misleading or deceptive conduct contrary to s 52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) - misleading representation that yacht would be suitable for ocean voyages - where yacht not constructed to be capable of ocean voyages DAMAGES - causation - assessment of loss and damage - construction of "loss or damage" under s 4K of Trade…
Judge: Rares, Burley and Anastassiou JJ
Latest Papers & Publications
- 24 Oct 2019:
The fluctuating incidence of the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby Rules: the implications of Volcafe v CSAV  AC 358 for the position in Australia
Delivered at the 2019 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture by Justice Stewart, Brisbane.
- 30 Sep 2019:
Charting a new course - Promoting the development of an international convention on liability and compensation relating to transboundary damage from offshore oil and gas activities
Presented at the CMI conference, Mexico, by Justice Rares
- 12 Sep 2019:
Writ or Wrong? Protecting against a change of ownership before the vessel is arrested
Delivered at the 46th National Conference of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) by Justice Stewart, Auckland.
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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