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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

  • 20 Aug 2020: Bhagwan Marine Pty Ltd v The Ship "Teras Bandicoot" [2020] FCA 1224
    ADMIRALTY - arrest of ship - application for alternative service of arrest warrant and writ by electronic means - where vessel is in a dead-ship status and is not crewed - where service in accordance with r 30 of the Admiralty Rules 1988 (Cth) would not bring the arrest to the attention of any party - circumstances in which the discretion under r…
    Judge: McKerracher J
  • 20 Aug 2020: Bhagwan Marine Pty Ltd v The Ship "Lauren Hansen" [2020] FCA 1225
    ADMIRALTY - arrest of ship - application for alternative service of arrest warrant and writ by electronic means - where vessel is in a dead-ship status and is not crewed - where service in accordance with r 30 of the Admiralty Rules 1988 (Cth) would not bring the arrest to the attention of any party - circumstances in which the discretion under r…
    Judge: McKerracher J
  • 14 Jul 2020: Condor Fresh Pty Limited v Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd [2020] FCA 993
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - service out of the jurisdiction - application to serve originating application and concise statement in Singapore - whether requirements for service out of the jurisdiction
    Judge: Sc Derrington J

Latest Papers & Publications


Form & Rules


The key forms and rules for commencing these proceedings are:

Actions in rem

Forms:
Rules:

Actions in personam

Forms:
Rules:

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.

Legislation


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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National Coordinating Judges

  • Rares J
  • McKerracher J
  • Stewart J
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