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QLLM303 / QLLG002 Wet Shipping Law: Collisions and Other Incidents at Sea (Sem 2)

Module Description

The module will cover all areas of the so-called "wet" shipping law; i.e. all legal issues that might arise while a vessel and its cargo are at sea arising from various unfortunate incidents. The module will cover in detail collisions at sea, the law of salvage, the problematic area of wreck removal, the complex area of marine pollution, incidents of piracy at sea and the modern employment of armed guards, the importance and computation of general average adjustments, and maritime arbitration.

Module Aims

The module is designed to build upon the understanding that students have from their undergraduate studies or from practical/professional experience. It will provide students with a sound knowledge of wet shipping law and a good understanding of the practical issues lawyers and other major players in the industry have to deal in a wide range of situations. The module will also encourage students to analyse complex areas of law and apply their knowledge and critical thought to factual scenarios and legal disputes.

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2.5 hour written exam

Credits

22.5 Credits

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