Maritime Law

Maritime Law

Maritime Law or Admiralty Law regulates commerce and navigation on the seas or other navigable waters. It covers matters such as the development of legislation, both nationally and internationally; customs and excise regulations; the fishing industry; human rights and employment issues relating to the crew; insurance claims; property damage; the implications of stowaways on vessels; pollution; personal injuries; wreck and salvage; piracy; and container and passenger liner matters, etc.

    In India Maritime Law is regulated by-

  • Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1925
  • Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993
  • Major Port Trusts Act, 1963
  • The services provided under Maritime Law are-

  • guiding clients in risk management and other requirements and
  • assistance in dealing with government inspectors, surveyors and experts.
  • assessment of liabilities of ferrying goods and exploitation of fish stock in the sea.
  • drafting, reviewing and negotiation of contracts such as insurance agreements and documentation relating to shipping
  • Handling complaints about injuries or illness caused by vessels or organisations disposing waste into water
  • representing parties in court for the arrest or release of a maritime vessel,
  • recovering fees or seeking compensation from vessel owners in case of an accident, collision or sinking.
  • We provide our legal services in this field.