Maritime Law

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Rajeev Jassal Master

P&I Clubs are the risk sharing clubs comprising of the various ship owners. 

Think of it in terms of car insurance that we pay. Now, what if 100 car owners get together and make a club. This club would cover (contribute) to the damage of any car in that club. So if there is no accident for

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Rajeev Jassal Master

I have written on Hague rules and Hague Visby rules previously. You can find these blogs here

A basic and simplified guide of Hague Visby rules for seafarers

Infographic: A Comparison Between Hague Rules and Hague Visby Rules

If you have any specific question on Hague and Hague Visby rules, do no

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Rajeev Jassal Master

A ship is detained because of a considerable port state control deficiency or multiple deficiencies. With these deficiencies, if the port state officer feels that it is not safe for the ship to proceed to the sea, the ship will be detained. The detention order of the ship is lifted only when the def

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Rajeev Jassal Master

There is no legal relationship between Master and Pilot other than that the pilot is engaged in an advisory capacity to provide guidance to the master regarding local conditions.

The Master of the ship is expected to know everything related to the berthing a ship to a berth of a port. Legally the r

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Rajeev Jassal Master

Check out this blog post on Scopic Clause and salvage convention. 

Simplifying SCOPIC clause and salvage convention

If this doesn't help your query about SCOPIC, let me know.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal Master

A treaty is the agreement between two or more parties to solve an issue that affects the parties signing the treaty.

A convention is the set of rules for the parties agreeing to the convention to solve an issue that affects larger part of the world.

A treaty enters in force as soon a

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Rajeev Jassal Master

New Jason clause is included in the most of the bill of ladings. The purpose of this clause is to highlight the fact that no matter what, the general average would apply to the contract of carriage.

As per Rule D of the "York Antwerp rules", irrespective of the party at fault th

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Rajeev Jassal Master

Marine insurance act defines the "insurable interest" as 

i) every person has an insurable interest who is interested in a marine adventure. 

ii) In particular a person is interested in a marine adventure where he stands in any legal or equitable re

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Rajeev Jassal Master

Convention

A convention is formal agreement between states and is usually an instrument negotiated under an international organisation.

For example, shipping has many conventions that were negotiated under International Maritime organisation (IMO). Some of these are

  • International convention on