Admiralty and Law Guide - Overview by Todd P. Kenyon, appeared in the Tulane Maritime Law Alumni Newsletter in its Fall 2001 issue.
Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee (ABA) - The focus of this committee is the status of American participation in international maritime conventions and treaties; comity and treaty developments relating to foreign money and non-monetary judgments and the extraterritorial impact of American bankruptcies; proposed changes to COGSA and ongoing MLA discussions; multi-modal transportation issues, including preserving American suppliers' lien rights with respect to containers; and the privatization of Russian shipping fleets, the effects of their bankruptcies and other security issues. Also see ABA Admiralty and Maritime Newsletters.
Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide - A WWW Virtual Library directory of resources focuses on Internet resources used by admiralty attorneys and maritime professionals.
AdmiraltyLaw - Canadian-based site. Maritime law, admiralty law, marine law, the law of marine insurance and the law of the sea, ships and shipping, links to other sites.
American Maritime Cases (AMC) - Reports all significant maritime decisions rendered by United States (Federal and State) courts. Also reports legislative action, administrative law decisions, arbitration decisions, Maritime Law Association of the U.S. source material and other items which are deemed significant to researching U.S. and Canadian law.
Antwerp Maritime Law Reports - Bi-monthly journal covering transport and maritime law. Publishes recent verdicts, with summaries and notes written by an editorial committee .
Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada - Promoting and providing arbitration facilities for all types of maritime disputes whether in or outside of canada. Membership is open to persons from all sectors of industry and commerce who wish to encourage voluntary maritime arbitration in Canada, notably all shipping, transport and maritime corporation and associated professions, including, law firms, surveyors, adjusters and insurers. In particular, we encourage those with a distinguished career to apply through the secretary for membership in the association.
Benefits Review Board (BRB) - The Department of Labor's Benefits Benefits Review Board was created in 1972, by Congress, to review and issue decisions on appeals of worker's compensation claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act and the Black Lung Benefits amendments to the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969.
British Maritime Law Association - Promotes the study and the advancement of British maritime and mercantile law and considers with foreign and other maritime law associations proposals for the unification of maritime and mercantile law in the practice of different nations.
Canadian Maritime Law Association (CMLA) - The CMLA is Canada's representative to the Comite Maritime International. The mandate of the CMLA is to advance the development of effective, modern commercial maritime law within Canada and the international shipping community.
CISG Database - The CISG is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the uniform international sales law of countries that account for two-thirds of all world trade.
Comite Maritime International (CMI) - The oldest international organization in the maritime field. Comite was the first international organization concerned exclusively with maritime law and related commercial practices.
Distribution Publicatons, Inc. - Provide ocean carriers, NVOCCs and marine terminal operators with a convenient and cost-effective means of maintaining public tariffs in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Publishes SIGNALS, which provides detailed information on the regulations and activities of the FMC, and related developments in the ocean freight industry.
Fish Advisories - Provided by the U.S. EPA, these advisories tell the public when high concentrations of chemical contaminants have been found in local fish.
Forwarderlaw - Comprehensive resource for legal information on freight forwarding.
Houston Marine Arbitrators Association - Maritime related expertise in Houston. Members serve as arbitrators of disputes arising in the course of business involving all aspects of maritime, energy and related activities, performed anywhere in the world.
Il Diritto Marittimo - A quarterly journal having as its program the diffusion of the knowledge of maritime law and the promotion of its international unification.
Indemnity - Digests and case links to U.S. Circuit Court Admiralty Cases that have indemnity as an issue.
International Maritime Law Institute - An international centre for the training of specialists in maritime law and the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the international legal regime of merchant shipping and related areas of maritime law and the general law of the sea. Special emphasis is given to the international regulations and procedures for furthering the purposes and objectives of the International Maritime Organisation as a specialised agency of the United Nations.
Japan Shipping Exchange - Serving the shipping industry in such ways as administrating maritime arbitration, drafting and promulgating maritime contract forms, publishing in-depth analysis on shipping and logistics in the form of monthly magazine KAIUN, and providing electronic shipping data bases.
London Shipping Law Centre - An industry forum, which provides a neutral platform for: continuing education; exchange of ideas; research in shipping law; development of professional links; and an interface between the new generation in shipping and the industry.
Longshore and Harbor Workers'Compensation Act - U.S. Code Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters, Chapter 18 provides compensation and medical care to employees disabled from injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas used in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel. Survivor benefits also are provided if the work-related injury causes the employee's death.
Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand - Comprised of more than 500 members from Australia and New Zealand and from several other countries. It includes lawyers and judges, academics, representatives of major exporters, shipping companies, port operators, ship, cargo and liability insurers and government and defence force representatives.
Maritime Solicitors Mediation Service (MSMS) - A specialised service set up by a group of 19 English maritime law firms. The main objective of MSMS is to promote the use of mediation in the maritime and marine insurance sector to assist parties to expedite the cost effective resolution of disputes.
MaritimeAdvocate - Quarterly publication dedicated to coverage of the international maritime law industry.
Miami Maritime Arbitration Council (MMAC) - The goal of the Council, based in Dade County, Florida, is to assist in obtaining fair, confidential and inexpensive resolutions to maritime disputes, both domestic and international.
Oceans and Law of the Sea - UN site providing Law of the Sea, DOALOS, UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, fisheries, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, ITLOS, UNICPOLOS, ISA, ISBA, International Seabed Authority, International Sea-bed Authority, and other marine environment, legal instruments, pollution, fish, environment, ocean policy, and conflict information and resources.
Office of Administrative Law Judges - Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) for the Federal Labor Relations Authority are appointed under section 7105(d) of the statute. The judges perform a variety of functions related primarily to conducting hearings and rendering recommended decisions in cases involving alleged unfair labor practices. In addition, Part 2430 of the Authority's regulations require that judges render decisions involving applications for attorney fees filed under the Back Pay Act and the Equal Access to Justice Act.
Panama Canal Authority - The entity of the Government of Panama established under Title XIV of the National Constitution with exclusive charge of the operation, administration, management, preservation, maintenance, and modernization of the Canal, as well as its activities and related services, pursuant to legal and constitutional regulations in force, so that the Canal may operate in a safe, continuous, efficient, and profitable manner.
Port State Control Committee, Asian Pacific Region - A committee comprised of representatives from participating states in the region, charged with implementation of a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of collaborative port state control aimed at the threats presented by substandard shipping to marine safety, the environment, and the working conditions of seafarers and other maritime laborers.
Port State Control Committee, Europe & North Atlantic Region - A committee comprised of representatives from participating states in the region, charged with implementation of a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of collaborative port state control aimed at the threats presented by substandard shipping to marine safety, the environment, and the working conditions of seafarers and other maritime laborers.
Port State Control Committee, Indian Ocean Region - A committee comprised of representatives from participating states in the region, charged with implementation of a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of collaborative port state control aimed at the threats presented by substandard shipping to marine safety, the environment, and the working conditions of seafarers and other maritime laborers.
Port State Control Committee, Mediterranean Region - A committee comprised of representatives from participating states in the region, charged with implementation of a memorandum of understanding for the purpose of collaborative port state control aimed at the threats presented by substandard shipping to marine safety, the environment, and the working conditions of seafarers and other maritime laborers.
Schoenbaum's Hornbook on Admiralty and Maritime - This Hornbook provides an overview of the history and traditions underlying today's admiralty and maritime law. Topics covered include the law of the sea, jurisdiction, maritime torts, seamen's remedies, and workers' compensation as it applies to the maritime setting. Addresses the carriage of goods, towage, charter parties, marine pollution, and marine insurance, including general average. Also explores the aspects of shipping law, including the distinctive admiralty rules.
Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA) - In order to assist the maritime industry in the resolution of disputes and in the selection of qualified arbitrators, the SMA publishes a roster of its approximately 130 members. The roster contains a brief description of the general background and expertise of each member. Members of the SMA are commercial people, recognized as leaders in their respective sectors of the industry, who have held a responsible commercial position for at least ten years. Members are surveyors, engineers, brokers, stevedores, shipbuilders, insurers, terminal operators, vessel operators, claims managers, agents, vessel owners, P and I Club representatives and chartering managers. The roster enables disputants to identify arbitrators who have received training in the mechanics of arbitration, and can assist in the selection of panels particularly suited to decide a dispute in an area requiring specialized knowledge or expertise.
Tetley's Maritime and Admiralty Law - Glossaries and tables, CMI/UNCITRAL, International Maritime Law published articles, U.S. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1999, McGill Faculty of Law Course Materials, Canadian Maritime Law, and lectures provided by by William Tetley, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University.
Tulane Maritime Law Journal - Published semi-annually in print and on-line, each issue of the Journal includes scholarly works written by academics, practitioners, and students concerning current topics in Admiralty and Maritime Law.
U.S. Coast Guard - Part of the Department of Transportation, protecting U.S. interests at home and around the world. The U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service.
U.S. Coast Guard Legal Website - Provides legal advice and support to the people who carry out the varied functions of the Coast Guard to ensure their missions, operations and activities can be achieved within the spirit, as well as the letter, of the law. See:
U.S. Federal Maritime Commission - The Commission regulates common carriers by water and other persons involved in the foreign and domestic offshore commerce of the U.S. under provisions of the Shipping Act, 1916, [46 U.S.C. app. 801-842]; the Intercoastal Shipping Act, 1933 [46 U.S.C. app. 843-848]; the Shipping Act of 1984 [46 U.S.C. app. 1701-1720]; section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 [46 U.S.C. app. 876]; the Foreign Shipping Practices Act of 1988 [46 U.S.C. app. 1710a]; sections 2 and 3, Pub. L. 89-777, Financial Responsibility for Death or Injury to Passengers and for Non-Performance of Voyages [46 U.S.C. app. 817d and 817e]; and other applicable statutes.
U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) - Promotes the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced, U.S. merchant marine, sufficient to carry the nation's domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of serving as a naval and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency. MARAD also seeks to ensure that the U.S. enjoys adequate shipbuilding and repair service, efficient ports, effective intermodal water and land transportation systems, and reserve shipping capacity in time of national emergency.
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board - Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation -- railroad, highway, marine and pipeline -- and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - The international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III), which took place between 1973 and 1982. The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources. Also see Wikipedia backgrounder.
University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal - A biannual law journal accompanied by an annual survey of Ninth Circuit cases pertaining to maritime law. The Journal is specifically designed as a practical guide where practitioners can gain information on the latest developments in maritime law. The Journal's student Board of Editors selects topics that incorporate practitioners' concerns about current maritime issues, recent statutory changes, and case law developments.
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