MSc in Health Education and Health Promotion

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleINTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW
Course Unit CodeMLSB502
Course Unit DetailsMA/LLM Maritime Law and Shipping Management (Required Modules) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated8
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the legal issues and principles relating to the main principles of Admiralty Law.
  2. Understand the safety and environmental issues and policies (the ISM Code)
  3. Understand legal and commercial issues relating to: Agency (Agent and Broker) Seafarers (Officers and Crew): Pilotage Towage Collision Salvage Carriage of Passengers Marine Pollution Liabilities Limitation of Liability Types of maritime securities that are given for a fulfilment of an obligation Admiralty action in rem (enforcement of claim), such as the arrest of offending and sister ships, the auction etc.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents
• 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.

Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • Berlingieri F., (2011),Berlingieri on Arrest of Ships, (5th editionInforma)
  • Martinez Guitérres N.A., (2011), Limitation of Liability in International Maritime Conventions: The Relationship between Global Limitation Conventions and Particular Liability Regimes(Routledge).
  • Tetley W.&Wilkins R.C., (1998), Maritime Liens and Claims(2nd edition. International Shipping Publications).
  • Tetley W., Yvon Blais (ed.) (2008), Marine Cargo Claims, (4th edition Intl Shipping Publications).
  • Mandaraka Sheppard A. (2007), Modern Maritime Law, (2nd edition, London and New York, Routledge-Cavendish);
  • Baatz Y., (ed.) Debattista C., Hjalmarsson J., Lista A., Lorenzon F., Merkin R., Pilley R., Serdy A., Shaw R., Tsimplis M., (2008) Southampton on Maritime Law, (London, Informa)
  • Baatz Y. ed, Velasco A. C., Debattista C., Gürses, Ö, Hjalmarsson J., Lista A., Lorenzon F., Pilley R., Serdy A., Shaw R., Tsimplis M., (2014) Maritime Law, (3rd edition, Oxon, Informa Law from Routledge).
  • Baughen S., (2015), Shipping Law, (6th edition, London&New York, Routledge).
  • Chircop A., Linden O (eds), (2006), Places of Refuge for Ships Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom, (Leiden – Boston Martinus Nijhoff Publishers).
  • Hill C., (2003) Maritime Law, (6th edition, London – Hong Kong, LLP).
  • Hopkins F.N., (1993), Business and Law for the Shipmaster, (7th edition reprinted, Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson).
  • Force R., (2004), Admiralty and Maritime Law, (Federal Judicial Center - University of Michigan Library).
  • Klein Ross, (2002), Cruise Ship Blues - The Underside of the Cruise Industry, (Gabriola Island-Canada, New Society Publishers)
  • Rainey S, (2013), The law of the Tug and Tow and Offshore Contracts, (3rd edition, London & New York, Informa)
  • Schoenbaum, T. J., (2012), Admiralty and Maritime Law, (5th edition, West Publishing Group)
  • Αθανασίου Λ., (2005), Η προβληματική του συνολικού περιορισμού της ευθύνης για ναυτικές απαιτήσεις, (Αντώνης Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα) (in Greek language)
  • Αντάπαση Α., Το εφαρμοστέο Δίκαιο στα Ναυτικά Προνόμια (Αντώνης Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα – Κομοτηνή 1989)
  • Κιάντου - Παμπούκη Α., (2009), Ναυτικό Δίκαιο τόμος Ι (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη, 5η έκδοση) (in Greek language)
  • Ρόκας Ι., Θεοχαρίδης Γ., (2015) Ναυτικό Δίκαιο (Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα Θεσσαλονίκη, 3η έκδοση) (in Greek language)
References
    Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe course will be delivered through lectures, discussions, and applying problem based learning (PBL)
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Intermediate Assignment40%
    Final Exam60%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO