About this NPA
The Admiralty and Maritime NPA incorporates proceedings that relate to admiralty or maritime disputes including:
- in rem proceedings
- in personam proceedings
- marine insurance
- cargo claims
- other matters including matters relating to the Navigation Act 2012 (Cth) and the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (Cth).
The Oar Mace of Admiralty
Recent Judgments - Federal Court
- 14 May 2021:
DBCT Management Pty Ltd v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd and Geosea Australia Pty Ltd Joint Venture  FCA 512
SUBPOENA - Legal Professional Privilege - where documents prepared following cyclone incident - whether the documents were prepared for the dominant purpose of anticipated litigation - whether Legal Professional Privilege attaches to the documents
Judge: Abraham J
- 5 May 2021:
TWW Yachts Sarl v The Yacht "Loretta" (No 3)  FCA 498
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for joinder of non-party whose cooperation might be required to enforce judgment pursuant to r 9.05(1)(b)(i) Federal Court Rules 2011 - where non-party beneficial owner and in control of seller of yacht located in Hong Kong the subject of orders for specific performance of sale and final judgment entered in…
Judge: Rares J
- 22 Apr 2021:
ANL Singapore Pte Ltd v Visy Paper Pty Ltd  FCA 439
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for service out of the jurisdiction under r 10.43 of the Federal Court Rules - whether prima facie case for relief against defendants to be served in the Marshall Islands and Hong Kong - service in accordance with the laws of the Marshall Islands or Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial …
Judge: Rares J
Latest Papers & Publications
- 23 Sep 2020:
World in a box: What legal issues might yet need to be resolved and by what mechanism?
Presented by video at the Australian Academy of Law "World in a box" online seminar, by Justice Sarah Derrington.
- 23 Sep 2020:
World in a box: Impact of containerisation on shipping transactions
Presented by video at the Australian Academy of Law "World in a box" online seminar, by Justice Stewart.
- 24 Oct 2019:
The fluctuating incidence of the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby Rules: the implications of Volcafe v CSAV  AC 358 for the position in Australia
Delivered as the 2019 Richard Cooper Memorial Lecture by Justice Stewart, Brisbane.
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:More Legislation
- International maritime and trade related organisations
- Maritime law associations
- Maritime security
- News and research
- Organisations - Australia
- Organisations - International
- Ports, port authorities and related government bodies - Australia
- Universities, maritime law centres, education and training
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