Marine/ Maritime Law
What is Marine Law?
In early September 2008, a foreign oil tanker MT Stolt Valor was hijacked by pirates with 18 Indians aboard from the Gulf of Aden. The Indian Navy in return asked the defence ministry for authorisation to take necessary steps which could include the use of force against pirates to protect ships in international waters beyond our territory. In such a situation, Maritime law would have to be involved.
Shipping is perhaps the most international of all the world’s greatest industries and one of the most challenging. Maritime law or Admiralty Law is the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters, with shipping or with ocean fishery etc. This branch of law also relates to the affairs of the sea, such as seamen, ships, shipping, navigation etc.
What do I have to do?
As a Maritime lawyer, you specialize in maritime law, the law that applies to boats, ships, seamen, longshoremen, yacht brokers, marine...