Item description for Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom (Publications on Ocean Development) by Aldo Chircop...
This book is about the contemporary problem of places of refuge for ships in need of assistance. There is an uncodified humanitarian custom providing a right to a ship in distress to assistance and protection by coastal authorities, including access to a place of refuge when necessary. With modern ships carrying large volumes of hazardous cargo and fuel, a disabled ship can pose a significant threat to the marine environment and interests of an affected coastal state. After being refused refuge, the 'Erika' and 'Prestige' became casualties causing severe environmental damage. Today, while the humanitarian right to assistance remains, the threat to the marine environment and the coastal state has to be considered in the granting of refuge.
Written by scholars and practitioners, the book consists of 20 multidisciplinary chapters addressing the law, policy and management aspects of the problem. Specific chapters focus on the experiences and approaches of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and United States.
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Studio: Martinus Nijhoff
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.6" Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN 900414952X ISBN13 9789004149526
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More About Aldo Chircop
Professor Chircop was director of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University between 1992 and 2001, as well as Dalhousie University's MELP from 2001 to 2003. He also held directorships at the Mediterranean Institute (University of Malta), 1988 89 and the International Ocean Institute, 1988 91. Professor Chircop has published widely in the fields of marine and environmental law and policy, law of the sea, and integrated ocean management. He is co-editor of the University of Chicago Press' Ocean Yearbook. He is also counsel to Patterson Palmer Law (Halifax Office). From 2003 to 2005, Professor Chircop is on leave of absence from Dalhousie University, during which time he holds the Canadian Chair in Marine Environmental Protection at the International Maritime Organization's World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.
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Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom Oct 7, 2008
One thing that this book shows is that there is mounting precedent for the disregard for the lives and safety of the Mariner over the actual, potential, or percieved threat to a nation's sovereign shores. The book tells of the historical precedent for providing refuge for distressed vessels; force mejeur. Of the nation studies presented, it appears only a few western nations still place a higher value on the lives of those who serve aboard merchant ships. A must have reference for anyone involved in merchant vessel torte.