Security Essentials for Port and Maritime Safety

If you own a ship, it is so important for you to take the right safety precautions while out on the water. This is going to help you have a more relaxing time while ensuring that you do not get a fine or ticket. Believe it or not, you can get tickets for speeding or not obeying the law while driving a boat. This is why it might be a good idea for you to learn more about the different rules and Continue reading

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The Private Port: Advantages for Ship Owners

If you are a ship owner, then you know just how important safety and security can be on your vessel at all times. After all, where there are many maritime laws currently in place as a way of protecting you and your rights while on the open seas, the fact remains that a disaster could strike at any time. This is especially true when it comes to docking, especially at a public port where there are higher Continue reading

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Keeping Your Boat Secure in Public Ports

If you are a boat owner, then there is a good chance that you have a marina on which you regularly dock your boat. Furthermore, you probably have your own dock that you rent out on a seasonal or even annual basis, depending on where you live. However, if you are the type that likes to take long boating trips, then you might find yourself having to use public ports at one point or another. This is especially true if you run a commercial boating business. And while public ports can be nice, the fact Continue reading

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Maritime Living: Seaside Homes for Families

Living on an ocean-front property may seem like a beautiful dream; however, this dream is becoming a reality for many families who enjoy the benefits of living by the sea. For many families, the temperate climates offered by seaside homes combined with a family-focused atmosphere, make living by the sea the perfect lifestyle. Whether you are currently planning to buy a seaside home or are carefully weighing the benefits of this lifestyle, here are a few tips for making maritime living work for you and your family.

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What You Should Know About Maritime Law

Unless you spend a lot of time at sea, you are probably new to the idea of maritime law. In general terms, maritime law exists to govern international waters and marine commerce. Almost anything that happens at sea outside of clearly defined territories is subject to maritime law rules. Since bodies are water are so large, trying to divide them up and govern them from land would be practically impossible.

Another problem with applying laws on land to ships is that the conditions on the open seas are drastically different. Not to mention that every country follows its own set of laws, which would be tough to implement in situations where vessels from different countries have accidents or enter private contracts. Maritime laws are more practical because they provide the framework for any situation from transportation of passengers to compensation for injuries at sea.

While maritime laws cover a wide variety of situations and offenses, they do have limits and exceptions. Ships that sail in international waters are often treated based on their flag state unless the situation involves serious charges like piracy or other criminal activities. In that case,, other nations may be able to exercise universal jurisdiction regardless of the laws in the territory where the boat is registered.
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