Maritime law

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maritime law

n. Also called "admiralty law" or "the law of admiralty," the laws and regulations, including international agreements and treaties, which exclusively govern activities at sea or in any navigable waters. In the United States federal courts have jurisdiction over maritime law.

MARITIME LAW. That system of law which relates to the affairs of the sea, such as seamen, ships, shipping, navigation, and the like.

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Arnold said Tote's responsibility for the wreck is far greater than the limited liability under the maritime law.
Coast Guard to support and operate in conjunction with allied maritime law enforcement, if not sending ships and personnel to directly counter Chinese non-military aggression, Cheng said.
The National Oceanic Administration (NOA), which had only one maritime law enforcement department, China Marine Surveillance, will now have under its control the coast guard forces of the Public Security Ministry, the fisheries law enforcement command of the Agriculture Ministry, and the maritime anti-smuggling police of the General Administration of Customs, (http://english.
Beijing: China is bring its maritime law enforcement bodies under a single command, a top official said Sunday with the country embroiled in a bitter row with Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
The institute's 2012 China Security Report said the Chinese military is likely to be deployed to missions on the sea to protect China's rights in support of the maritime law enforcement agencies if neighboring countries send military forces to disputed areas.
23) Still more, the Eighth Circuit held that "general maritime law does not allow loss of consortium recovery for the spouse of a non-seafarer .
M in International Maritime Law from International Maritime Organization and has served as Chairman Gwadar Port Authority for over two years.
Judge Carl Barbier, who is considering some 500 cases against BP and main co-defendants Transocean, has said the plaintiffs are allowed to make their cases under maritime law for punitive damages - penalties designed to deter bad conduct, the Sunday Telegraph said.
He added that Lebanon first needs to form technical committees in coordination with concerned ministries and foreign experts specialized in maritime law in order to determine the boundaries of Lebanon's economic zone.
The new unit was designed for maritime law enforcement and special forces operators.
Global partners could also do more than just donate money, materiel, and systems: they could cooperate in maritime law enforcement.

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