The Neutral Ship in War Time: Rights, Duties, and Liabilities. Illustrated in the Form of a Narrative

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E. Wilson, 1898 - Contraband of war - 74 pages

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Page 19 - Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag; 4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective ; that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy.
Page 33 - Merchandise of the first class, destined to a belligerent country or places occupied by the army or navy of a belligerent, is always contraband; merchandise of the second class is contraband only when actually destined to the military or naval use of a belligerent; while merchandise of the third class is not contraband at all, though liable to seizure and condemnation for violation of blockade or siege.
Page 55 - Acts, and if so prosecuted shall be punishable only with imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, with or without hard labour...
Page 25 - McNeill's Code. Arranged to meet the requirements of Mining, Metallurgical and Civil Engineers, Directors of Mining, Smelting and other Companies, Bankers, Stock and Share Brokers, Solicitors, Accountants, Financiers, and General Merchants. Safety and Secrecy. 8vo, cloth $6.00 McPHERSON, JA (A.
Page 15 - This right is so clear in principle, that no man can deny it who admits the legality of maritime capture ; because if you are not at liberty to ascertain by sufficient inquiry whether there is property that can legally be captured, it is impossible to capture.
Page 54 - ... or who by wilful breach of duty, or by neglect of duty, or by reason of drunkenness, refuses or omits to do any lawful act proper and requisite to be done by him for preserving such ship from immediate loss, destruction, or serious damage, or for preserving any person belonging to or on board of such ship from immediate danger to life or limb, shall for every such offence be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
Page 4 - The learned judge in the court below has laid down that "an apprehension of capture founded on circumstances calculated to affect the mind of a master of ordinary courage, judgment, and experience, would justify delay," and their Lordships are of opinion that that is a correct statement of the law of England.
Page 14 - That the right of visiting and searching merchant, ships upon the high seas, whatever be the ships, whatever be the cargoes, whatever be the destinations, is an incontestible right of the lawfully commissioned cruisers of a belligerent nation.
Page 36 - All Goods fit for purposes of war and peace alike, (not hereinbefore specified as Absolutely Contraband), on board a vessel which has a hostile destination, are Conditionally Contraband, that is, they are contraband only in case it may be presumed that they are intended to be used for purposes of war. This presumption arises when such hostile destination of the Vessel is either the Enemy's Fleet at Sea or a hostile Port used exclusively or mainly for Naval or Military Equipment (Jonge Margaretha,...
Page 47 - And contraband merchandise is subject to a different rule in respect to ulterior destination than that which applies to merchandise not contraband. The latter is liable to capture only when a violation of blockade is intended ; the former when destined to the hostile country, or to the actual military or naval use of the enemy, whether blockaded or not.

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