Marsden: Collisions at Sea 15th Edition

Marsden: Collisions at Sea 15th Edition

By Andrew Tettenborn


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Date: 25/05/2021

Code: 9780414070356

Sweet & Maxwell, UNITED KINGDOM

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Marsden forms part of the highly respected British Shipping Law Series. It serves as an in-depth guide to the specialist and self-contained area of Collision and Loss in maritime law examining recent cases and convention developments. The 15th edition, edited by Professor Andrew Tettenborn and John Kimbell QC, has been updated not only in substance, but in arrangement, instigating a more modern and clearer structure. The commentary proceeds seamlessly from navigational fault and the interpretation of the Collision Regulations, towards special liability regimes and pollution and throughout the remainder of the text.


New to this edition


  • Comments upon how Brexit relates to the jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court
  • Provides fresh commentary on the Admiralty Court’s procedural rules and practice
  • Covers the Supreme Court decision in Evergreen Marine UK v Nautical Challenge (2021) on the application of the Collision Regulations


Key cases covered include:

  • Arrest, for instance, Deutsche Bank v MV Sertao (2018) and The Alkyon (2019),
  • Limitation in The Cape Bari (2017) and
  • Damages in The Hanjin Shenzhen (2014)




  • Marsden and Gault on Collisions at Sea is the undisputed authority in its field of Maritime Law.
  • The book is structured around a detailed examination of Jurisdiction, Liability under contract and statute the rights of claimants and salvage.
  • Marsden and Gault also includes a comprehensive Appendices covering all the core areas of Merchant Shipping Regulations which will be of key ready reference, to any practitioner dealing with a Collision case.
  • Collisions at Sea, remains a unique work providing complete guidance on the very broad subject of Maritime Collisions within one volume.
  • The new edition contains substantial commentary on recent legislation across the board in shipping law from some of the world’s leading shipping law Practitioners and Academics. e.g. Professor Andrew Tettenborn from Exeter University, Steven Hazelwood from Ince & Co, Simon Gault a leading Arbitrator from 4 Essex Court Chambers.
  • Marsden and Gault examines existing and recent case law and regulatory developments, especially the new International Convention on Wrecks.
  • It will offer greater coverage of new international conventions e.g. On Hazardous and Noxious substances and Civil Liability.
  • It will also examine afresh the awards system of salvage arbitrators
  • It will also have a thorough coverage of new cases, Sis and ongoing interpretation of new and existing Maritime regulations;
  • Coverage of the new Nairobi International Convention on Wrecks; the new sound legal basis under which coastal States can remove or have removed Hazardous Wrecks from their coastline.
  • Additionally the text will also look at the existing Civil Liability Convention 1992  adopted to ensure that adequate compensation is available to persons who suffer oil pollution damage resulting from maritime casualties involving oil-carrying ships.
  • There is also examination of the Hazardous and Noxious Substances Conventions (HNS) 1996 which covers in detail the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea .
  • Increased coverage of the growing area of underwater cultural property and treasure; and their relationship to Admiralty Law
  • More coverage of environmental concerns, which have become an increasingly important consideration in modern salvage operations; effectively how do we limit the impact on the environment of a polluting accident by rapid and effective salvage action..
  • The role and claims of both Salvors and Coastal states in dealing with the environmentally sensitive issues  arising from dealing with polluting sea casualties are examined
  • More coverage of EU and international materials than in the previous edition; e.g. The formation of the European Maritime Safety Agency.
  • Greater research into and incorporation of the awards of salvage arbitrators, which in practice dominate the actual “case law” of salvage matters.
  • Discussion will include the use of Lloyds Open Form which provides a regime for determining the amount of remuneration to be awarded to salvors for their services in saving property at sea and minimising or preventing damage to the environment.
  • Contains appendices authored by ship captains advising on navigational systems and maritime procedure.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Jurisdiction of the English courts
  3. Claimants
  4. Liability in Tort
  5. Regulations for preventing collisions at sea
  6. The Collision Regulations annotated
  7. Liability in Contract
  8. Liability under statute
  9. Salvage and General Average
  10. Oil Pollution 
  11. Defences 
  12. Defendants 
  13. Causation 
  14. The Rule as to division of loss
  15. Damages 
  16. Limitation of Liability
  17. Foreign law 
  18. Practice and Procedure
  19. Costs  
  20. Criminal liability 
  21. Shipping Inquiries
  22. Appendices

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