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
- 18 Dec 2019:
Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG v Tharmalingam  FCA 2020
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - referee - application for adoption of referees'report under s 54A of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - where no reason to not adopt referees'assessment of damages and costs COSTS - pre-judgment interest on foreign currency amount under s 51A of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - assessment of…
Judge: Rares J
- 13 Dec 2019:
Kraft v Australian Maritime Safety Authority  FCA 2099
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - declaration of invalidity of pollution certificates sought - where certificates expired - where no practical consequence - order in nature of mandamus sought - where decision deemed made after specified period subject to extension if information requested - whether decision deemed already made PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -…
Judge: Derrington J
- 25 Nov 2019:
Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd (in Liq) (No 2)  FCAFC 205
COSTS AND PREJUDGMENT INTEREST
Judge: Rares, Burley and Anastassiou JJ
Latest Papers & Publications
- 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 at 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
- 12 Sep 2019:
Writ or Wrong? Protecting against a change of ownership before the vessel is arrested
Delivered at the 46th National Conference of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) by Justice Stewart, Auckland.
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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