Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs

Port State Jurisdiction and the Regulation of International Merchant Shipping

Authors: Marten, Bevan

  • First book to focus exclusively on port state jurisdiction as a standalone concept
  • Detailed legal analysis drawing on a wide range of international sources
  • Particular relevance to government maritime administrations​
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This book examines the concept of port state jurisdiction in the context of international maritime law. In particular the book focuses on situations where port states have used their jurisdiction over visiting foreign-flagged vessels to apply unilateral domestic law, as compared with the internationally-agreed standards enforced by regional port state control organisations. To illustrate the legal issues involved three recent pieces of legislation are analysed in detail: the United States' Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2010, the EU's liability insurance directive of 2009, and Australia's Fair Work Act 2009. Key issues include the legality of port states’ attempts to regulate aspects of a vessel’s structure or equipment, or even certain activities that may take place before a vessel’s arrival in port. The author argues that examples of unilateral measures being imposed by way of port state jurisdiction are growing, and that without active protests from flag states this concept will continue to expand in scope. As international law currently presents very few restrictions on the actions of ambitious port states, such developments may have a significant impact on the future of international maritime regulation.​

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Marten, Bevan

    Pages 1-6

  • Background to Port State Jurisdiction

    Marten, Bevan

    Pages 7-35

  • The Growth of Port State Jurisdiction

    Marten, Bevan

    Pages 37-62

  • Port States Taking Charge: The United States’ Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act 2010

    Marten, Bevan

    Pages 63-115

  • Port States Behind the Scenes: The European Union’s 2009 Insurance Directive

    Marten, Bevan

    Pages 117-160

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00350-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Port State Jurisdiction and the Regulation of International Merchant Shipping
Authors
Series Title
Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00351-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00351-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00350-4
Series ISSN
1614-2462
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
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