As over 90% of Australian trade is transported by sea the law governing ships is of immense commercial importance. This course examines a broad range of maritime legal issues, such as the ownership and flagging of ships, salvage and wreck law, and liabilities arising from incidents such as collisions at sea and marine pollution.

Maritime Law is designed for lawyers and professionals who work for and within the maritime industry and those who wish to pursue an international career in the private or government sector, or in international trade. Participants who successfully complete the course will acquire the knowledge and skills to enable them to critically evaluate the fundamental principles which underpin maritime law, its enforcement and any current or future need for reform. These skills could be transferable to almost any jurisdiction in the world.

4 days
UQ Brisbane City, 293 Queen St, Brisbane (view map)
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Topics covered

  • An introduction to Australian maritime law
  • Jurisdiction and division of maritime powers
  • Ship ownership and registration
  • Collisions
  • Passenger liability
  • Salvage
  • Pilotage, towage and wreck
  • Marine pollution
  • Limitation of liability
  • Port state control and regulation
  • Admiralty jurisdiction and enforcement of claims

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