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Oil Pollution in Australia - Charterers Now Strictly Liable

New Commonwealth laws have come into effect which extend strict liability for oil pollution to Charterers and increase penalties fortyfold....more

Ignoring the Law at Sea is a Dangerous Business

The unresolved tension between a master and a rig manager, between legal and commercial considerations, is often the key to why accidents happen. The tension is obvious. The master's duties are to protect the safety of the...more

Have We Lost SIght of Equal Protection under the Law?

The Prestige oil spill case is a shameful example of a shipmaster being criminalised in a way that would not be inflicted on a shoreside person caught up in the same circumstances.act. Hence, criminalisation is a phenomenon...more

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