October 28, 2016

Barebones Charter Considerations

Various financial institutions, including banks, usually own a vessel and lease it under a bareboat charter to an entity that operates the vessel. A bareboat charter, […]
October 21, 2016

Maritime Arbitration Clauses

Maritime law is a unique body of regulations that facilitate maritime commerce. One of the most efficient developments within this realm is maritime arbitration, which provides […]
October 14, 2016

Liability of a Carrier and Subcontractors

Shipping cargo across the ocean requires the participation of many parties. There are parties that load the cargo onto the ship at the starting port and […]
October 7, 2016

Maritime Cargo Disputes

  The shipping industry has become more and more important during the internet age. There are more and more independent sellers who sell products on Amazon […]
September 30, 2016

Limitation of Liability

Accidents happen. When it happens on the high seas, the law limits the liability of the shipowner to the post-casualty value of the vessel plus pending […]
September 24, 2016

The Law of General Average

“General average” is the term applied to the allocating the costs of preventing or remedying a marine casualty among the parties benefitted by the efforts. In […]
September 15, 2016

Law of Salvage, Part II

Salvage situations vary. They could involve a small boat running out of gas and being assisted by a local towboat company or a more complex case […]
September 9, 2016

Law of Salvage

Suppose you are the captain of a ship that had to jettison its cargo to survive. In such a scenario, there may be thousands or millions […]
September 2, 2016

Collisions and Presumptions

The maritime industry recognizes certain navigation rules. In fact, collision prevention rules have been recognized from ancient times. Currently, the international law governing the navigation of […]
August 26, 2016

Maritime Accidents

The definition of a “collision” is when two floating objects come into contact unintentionally. If vessels come into contact on purpose, such as when a tug […]