Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW|
|Course Unit Code||MLSB502|
|Course Unit Details||MA/LLM Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Required Modules) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||8|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
• Legal and practical issues relating to the law of the agency, with emphasis on the role and functions of the ship agent and the broker.
• Legal and practical issues relating to employment and role of seafarers, in particular the Owner’s vicarious liability for the Master, officers and the crew.
• Legal and practical issues relating to pilotage, towage and collision of ships.
• The law of Salvage and General Average;
• Special issues governing the international carriage of passengers by sea, with emphasis on passenger ships, cruise liners, and leisure tourism.
• Legal issues relating to limitation of liability and the liability for marine pollution from ships, in particular Environmental Law issues caused by ship pollution or accidents and their detrimental effects on the sea, land and air. Special reference to the carriage of oil and dangerous cargoes.
• Arrest of ships, enforcement and priorities of maritime claims, in particular: The nature of an action in rem, the arrest of offending and sister ships; the procedure for the arrest of ships; the various types and priority of liens encountered in admiralty practice, as well as the time bars and limitations.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||The course will be delivered through lectures, discussions, and applying problem based learning (PBL)|
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|Language of instruction||English|