Collisions at Sea

Volume 1: Liability and the Collision Regulations

by Harry Hirst



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 354
ISBN : 9781543493993
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 354
ISBN : 9781543493979
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 354
ISBN : 9781543493986

About the Book

It has been over forty years now since the present International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea—the Collision Regulations—came into force. It’s been over forty years in which there have been considerable technological improvements in ship design and equipment. Despite these improvements, however, mariners are still having collisions; and marine lawyers are still being called upon to settle liability for these collisions. Understanding how the courts interpret the Collision Regulations and apportion liability, therefore, will benefit both the mariner and the marine lawyer and all those involved in teaching the rules and investigating the causes of collisions at sea. This book is for you.

About the Author

Harry Hirst went away to sea after leaving school in 1975 and qualified as a Master Mariner in 1988. A graduate in both Nautical Studies and Law, he qualified as a solicitor in England in 1992. He is now a partner with Ince & Co and currently working in Singapore. He has spent his entire legal career specialising in Admiralty law, and he has personally investigated and advised on the apportionment of liability for many collisions at sea. He is recognised to be one of the leading Admiralty lawyers in the World today.