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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

  • 27 Sep 2019: Wyzenbeek v Australasian Marine Imports Pty Ltd (in Liq) [2019] FCAFC 167
    CONSUMER LAW - misleading or deceptive conduct contrary to s 52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) - misleading representation that yacht would be suitable for ocean voyages - where yacht not constructed to be capable of ocean voyages DAMAGES - causation - assessment of loss and damage - construction of "loss or damage" under s 4K of Trade…
    Judge: Rares, Burley and Anastassiou JJ
  • 4 Sep 2019: Motor Yacht Sales Australia Pty Limited v Megisti Yacht Charters Limited [2019] FCA 1454
    ADMIRALTY - caveat under s 47A of the Shipping Registration Act 1981 (Cth) - respondents summoned under s 47B to show cause why the caveat should not be removed - onus on the caveator to justify the caveat - no serious question to be tried - balance of convenience favours removal of the caveat - declaration that the caveat should be removed and…
    Judge: Stewart J
  • 29 Aug 2019: Yacht Club Sopot SP. Z.O.O. v The Yacht "Monster Project" (No. 2) [2019] FCA 1425
    ADMIRALTY - arrest of ship - where defendant seeks to submit to orders of the Court - application to dispense with compliance with timing requirement under r 12.01 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - application granted
    Judge: Stewart J

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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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