Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom

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Aldo E. Chircop, Olof Lindén
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2006 - History - 557 pages
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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Contents

Characterising the Problem of Places of Refuge for Ships
1
The IMO Guidelines on Places of Refuge for Ships in Need of Assistance
35
The Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Framework
61
A Consideration of the Environmental Component of the IMO Guidelines on Places of Refuge for Ships in Need of Assistance with Special Reference...
75
Review of DecisionMaking by Maritime Administrations for Ships in Need of Assistance Lessons for Risk Assessment
93
Port Perspectives and Environmental Management Considerations
119
Communications Crises and Media Management
145
The Customary Law of Refuge for Ships in Distress
163
Refuge and Recovery in General Average
347
Places of Refuge in a Federal Jurisdiction The Australian Experience
375
Places of Refuge The Belgian Experience
415
The Experience of the United Kingdom
429
Places of Refuge for Ships The Danish Approach
455
Places of Refuge in Germany
471
The United States Approach to Implementing the IMO Guidelines on Places of Refuge
489
Places of Refuge Considerations for Determining a Canadian Approach
505

Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law Considerations for Places of Refuge for Ships in Need of Assistance
231
Refuge and Salvage
271
Places of Refuge Compensation for Damage Perspective
299
Insurance Perspective on Places of Refuge
321
The Contributors
533
Index
545
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