Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:
Maritime law is about legislation appliccable to shipping. Shipping includes transport of people, transport of cargo and fishing, but also several other types of related industry where the vessel is concerned as a valuable subject and a legal entity. There is an introduction to the methodology of Maritime Law with a focus on maritime issues.
Maritime Law includes items such as vessel's nationality, registration of ships, Authorities and Classification Societies control of ships, buying and selling ships, building and repairing ships, retention law, arresting of vessels, liability issues, salvation, general average, hireing of personnel, transport of passengers and cargo, and also accident investigation.
Affreightment, some general provisions regarding general cargo and time- and voyage charters are introduced. The legislative aspects of the Bill of Lading and the Sea Waybill are presented.
All parties' rights and obligations as per insurance agreements are handled.
Students should acheive a firm knowledge of the relevant parts of Maritime Law and Legislation. This calls for familiarization of applicable regulations; their structure, management and areas of use. The student should be able to understand how knowledge within the field of shipping is renewed as a result of legal interpretation and use.
Students should be able to relate legislation to current issues. This includes interpretation of regulations and how to tie legal material to actual cases. In addition comes the ability to theoretically discuss important cluases in contracts and in elements of law.
- General Qualifications:
Through exercises and training, students should acquire an understanding of the extensive impact of the legal regulations applicable to tasks of the professional maritime officer. The Master is not only the highest legal ranking authority onboard, he or she represents the Company as well, indifferent to the Vessels location. The ability to interrelate factual and legal assessments is trained, so that decisions are based on practical and tangible matters as well as the rule of law.
A basic knowledge of Maritime Law should enable students discuss relevant matters with colleagues.
This course meets relevant requirements in STCW 78 as amended, tables A-II/1 and A-II/2.
Learning through student-dialogue and the solving of problems. Students need to engage for activity.
Practical information about the course:
Recommended Previous Knowledge:
Some basic knowledge with respect to Law may come useful. A legal entry-course book may be recommended prior to or along with the course.
Course Examination Description:
Written, 5 hr exam.
|Component Name||Duration||Weight||Supporting Materials|
|Sjørett||5 hours||100/100||The Norwegian Law, other law compendium or offprint which contains official law texts without comments (Printouts from Lovdata are not permitted).|
|Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, NAB2054, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the credits column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.|
|Course Title||Course Code||Credits|
|Maritime Law||NAB2043 (1)||
|Maritimt regelverk||NAB3012 (1)||
Subject's last update: 02/15/2017 09:42