Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
11 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Proposed Changes to Maritime Transport Act: oil pollution compensation, limitation regime, seafarer drug and alcohol management and other miscellaneous matters. Read More →
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
11 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Proposed Changes to Maritime Transport Act: oil pollution compensation, limitation regime, seafarer drug and alcohol management and other miscellaneous matters.
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Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
30 June 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger
Following the grounding of m.v. "Rena" Parliament amended Part 7 of the Maritime Transport Act 1993 to incorporate the full terms of the Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976) and the subsequent Protocol of 1996 (together Convention).
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Director Given Community Service and Fined for Unsafe Vessel
Director Given Community Service and Fined for Unsafe Vessel
03 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
In a post script to our earlier case note on the “Easy Rider” fishing boat prosecution, penalties have now been imposed on vessel owner AZ1 Enterprises Ltd, and on the company’s director, both of whom were convicted for breaches of the Maritime Transport Act and the Health & Safety in Employment Act.
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Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
21 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd (STX), the demise charterer of M.V. New Giant, found itself in financial strife and sought relief under Korean bankruptcy laws to enable a re-organisation of the business to occur. Meanwhile various creditors with claims against the ship sought to protect their themselves by filing proceedings in admiralty and arresting the ship..
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Director’s Personal Liability for Unsafe Vessel Ops
Director’s Personal Liability for Unsafe Vessel Ops
03 April 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
Maritime New Zealand v AZ1 Enterprises Ltd and G.M. Davis –Karetai [2014] NZDC We note this case principally as a reminder that those sitting back in the office are not immune from prosecution and can’t, as it were, hide behind the corporate shield where vessels are known to be carrying out unsafe operations...
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Maritime Operators Safety System Rules Signed Off
Maritime Operators Safety System Rules Signed Off
17 October 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
On 3 October 2013 Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee signed Maritime Rules which will implement the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) in place of the existing Safe Ship Management (SSM) scheme...
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