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Admiralty and Maritime Law
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- By Frank Maraist. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 6th edition.
"This text addresses maritime tort law, collision law, worker injury claims, wrongful death, and platform injuries. It explores maritime property liens and the seaman's employment contract, wages, and compromise of claims. It discusses marine insurance, towage and pilotage, salvage, and general average. It also covers sovereign immunity; joint and several liability, indemnity, and contribution; liability limitations; and jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims." - from the publisher
- By Louis Sohn. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.
"This comprehensive guide summarizes the current principles and rules governing the international law of the sea. Topics include the rights and responsibilities of states in various zones of the oceans, fisheries and nonliving resources, vessel nationality and jurisdiction over vessels, maritime terrorism and security, maritime boundary delimitation and baselines, marine environment, and dispute settlement mechanisms. The text discusses the widely accepted United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other relevant treaties, legislation, and jurisprudence, including U.S. and European laws, cases, and practice." - from the publisher