Shipbreaking: Hazards and Liabilities

Authors: Galley, Michael

  • Uses a range of legal case studies to examine the arguments offered for and against the status quo of the industry
  • Examines the industry in terms of international, regional and national legal instruments, both current and proposed, that impact upon the industry
  • Considers the development of the new Ship Recycling Convention and its provisions as well as a number of perceived lacunae
  • Also considers new initiatives in ship breaking that are developing both independently and to promote the adoption of the Convention
  • Considers the selective use of flag registration and its role in providing anonymity from liability
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About this book

Most of the world’s redundant ships are scrapped on the beaches of the Indian sub-continent, largely by hand. As well as cargo residues and wastes, ships contain high levels of hazardous materials that are released into the surrounding ecology when scrapped. The scrapping process is labour-intensive and largely manual; injuries and death are commonplace.

Ship breaking was a relatively obscure industry until the late 1990s. In just 12 years, action by environmental NGOs has led to the ratification of an international treaty targeting the extensive harm to human and environmental health arising from this heavy, polluting industry; it has also produced important case law.

Attempts to regulate the industry via the Basel Convention have resulted in a strong polarization of opinion as to its applicability and various international guidelines have also failed because of their voluntary nature. The adoption of the Hong Kong Convention in 2009 was a serious attempt to introduce international controls to this industry.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Industry Development and the Process of Disposal

    Galley, Michael

    Pages 1-42

  • The Role and Application of International Law

    Galley, Michael

    Pages 43-58

  • Legislation

    Galley, Michael

    Pages 59-98

  • Ship Registration, Owner Anonymity and Sub-standard Shipping

    Galley, Michael

    Pages 99-115

  • Case Studies and Legal Judgements

    Galley, Michael

    Pages 117-162

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Hardcover $179.00
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Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35263-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shipbreaking: Hazards and Liabilities
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04699-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04699-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04698-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35263-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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