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
- 11 Jun 2020:
Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd v ANL Singapore Pte Ltd  FCA 921
ADMIRALTY - marine casualty - where plaintiff seeks inspection of material parts of the vessel - whether defendants must assist with inspection by identifying particular machinery and equipment PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether inspection orders justified - whether defendants must assist with inspection PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - discovery of…
Judge: Stewart J
- 29 May 2020:
Yacht Club Sopot SP. Z O.O. v The Ship "Monster Project" (No 3)  FCA 847
Judge: Rares J
- 29 Apr 2020:
Neptune Hospitality Pty Ltd v Ozmen Entertainment Pty Ltd (costs)  FCAFC 74
COSTS - exercise of costs discretion under s 43 of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - whether any proper basis exists to depart from usual order that costs follow the event - where appellant succeeded on a third of the appeal grounds - where that success was of a minor practical nature and the primary judge's orders were not disturbed
Judge: McKerracher, Markovic and Anastassiou JJ
Latest Papers & Publications
- 9 Mar 2020:
The role of courts in supporting arbitration: a review of recent developments in the Asia-Pacific
Presented by video at the 21st International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 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.
- 30 Sep 2019:
Charting a new course - Promoting the development of an international convention on liability and compensation relating to transboundary damage from offshore oil and gas activities
Presented at the CMI conference, Mexico, by Justice Rares
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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