Chapter 5 Admiralty law
Admiralty law is based around the jurisdiction of what is now the Admiralty Court, part of the High Court.1 A government website states of the Admiralty Court that what it covers today includes:2
• collisions between ships;
• disputes over the transport of cargo;
• salvage of a ship, cargo or crew;
• disputes over goods supplied to a ship;
• disputes over mortgages and other security over ships;
• claims by passengers for injuries suffered;
• claims by ship crew for unpaid wages;
• claims by shipowners to limit liability for loss or damage.
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