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
- 21 Sep 2022:
Yamba Shipping Pty Ltd v Australian Maritime Safety Authority  FCA 1124
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Judicial review - procedural fairness - review of decision of National Regulator to refuse to grant exemption to operate under Marine Safety (Temporary operations) Exemption 2020 - whether matters considered by decision-maker needed to be drawn to applicant's attention - whether issues arising "obvious or natural" - whether…
Judge: Sc Derrington J
- 19 Sep 2022:
Ixom Operations Pty Ltd v Blue One Shipping SA  FCA 1101
ADMIRALTY - demise charter - where owner not a party to contract of carriage evidenced by bill of lading - where extensions to limitation period on bringing a claim over contaminated cargo given to the consignee of the cargo by lawyers acting for both owner and demise charterer of vessel - where consignee only brought proceedings initially against …
Judge: Burley J
- 6 Sep 2022:
Poralu Marine Australia Pty Ltd v MV Dijksgracht  FCA 1038
SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION - where cargo allegedly damaged - limitation of liability - applicable scheme - where Arts 1-8 of the Hague Rules incorporated into booking note contract - where Art 9 of the Hague Rules not incorporated - where booking note contract provided that carrier's liability shall not exceed f100 per package - where booking note…
Judge: Stewart J
Latest Papers & Publications
- 28 Jul 2022:
Admiralty and maritime seminar
Updates on UK, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
- 18 Nov 2021:
Navigating the rough seas of enforcement
AMTAC annual address, by Justice Stewart.
- 1 Sep 2021:
Introductory remarks to MLAANZ marine insurance webinar
Webinar presented by Justice Stewart.
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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