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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

  • 3 Apr 2019: Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd (No 3) [2019] FCA 439
    COSTS - exceptional and unusual circumstances - where respondents unnecessarily prolonged action - where respondents pursued and maintained defences which were not seriously maintainable - whether respondents should pay unsuccessful applicants' costs - where non-compliance with ss 37M and 37N of the Federal Court Rules requires alteration to…
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 6 Mar 2019: Tritton Resources Pty Ltd v Ever Rock Navigation S.A. [2019] FCA 276
    ADMIRALTY - bills of lading and carriage of goods by sea - actions for loss or injury in transit - who may bring action - rights as between successive holders of bills of lading - effect of transfer of bill of lading ADMIRALTY - whether prior holder of bill of lading retains right to bring an action in negligence against ship owner - whether…
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 14 Nov 2018: Korea Shipping Corporation v Lord Energy SA [2018] FCAFC 201
    ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME - where debtor transferred to trustee title to the ship under trust for benefit of security holder - where ship registered in name of trustee held as security for debtor's performance of obligation to repay bank the value of bonds issued by debtor - whether debtor correctly determined to be beneficial owner of ship while she … 363 ALR 312
    Judge: Allsop CJ, Besanko and McKerracher JJ

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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:

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