Places of Refuge (Maritime and Transport Law Library) (Hardcover)

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The need for specific legal arrangements governing ships in distress and places of refuge is one of the most topical problems in both public and private maritime law. The headline grabbing shipping disasters involving the loss of the Erika (1999) and the Prestige (2002) attracted the attention of the IMO, the Comit Maritime International, the European Union, national maritime authorities around the globe and the maritime industry in general. Ultimately the impact of pollution on local economies and the environment was enough to arouse the concern of a broad swathe of public opinion. Places of Refuge provides clarity on: - The scope of the right of access - The conditions under which coastal authorities may deny access - The liability of authorities granting or denying access - The basis and the conditions of financial securities - The obligation to establish contingency plans.

About the Author

Professor Eric Van Hooydonk is a Professor of Law at the Ghent University and University of Antwerp.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781843118411
ISBN-10: 1843118416
Publisher: Informa Law from Routledge
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: Maritime and Transport Law Library