Canadian Maritime Law - A Primer

Canadian Maritime Law - A Primer
"Away, lad, away beyond the blue horizon lays the truth of the world." Yeah, whatever. This primer will set you off on your journey over the sea of Canadian maritime law.

Duhaime's Maritime Law Dictionary

Duhaime's Maritime Law Dictionary
Lawyer Lloyd Duhaime, with some help from maritime lawyer Darren Williams, describe in plain language all those watery terms of maritime, ocean and admiralty law. Ahoy!

Anchorage v Moorage: Seashore Eyesores - the Plague of Unwanted Vessels

Maritime lawyer Darren Williams looks to the unsightly black spots on the sea's horizon and tackles the delicate issue of anchoring versus moorage.

Arrest of Vessels - A Double Edged Sword

Maritime law's Anton Pillar: the arrest of a vessel can be a powerful legal tool.

Criminal Negligence and Dangerous Operation of Vessels

Criminal Negligence and Dangerous Operation of Vessels
Whether on water or land, the long arm of the law watches and acts against those that operate their vessel dangerously.

Falling Asleep at the Wheel: Negligence, or Gross Negligence?

Falling Asleep at the Wheel:  Negligence, or Gross Negligence?
Ahhh ... the calm soothing splish-splash of the water and the gentle rocking of the boat. You are getting sleepy .... very sleepy .... BANG! And then what?

Limitation Periods: A Mariner’s Primer.

Limitation Periods: A Mariner’s Primer.
Is It Too Late to Sue, or Be Sued?

Maritime Liens - A Primer

Maritime law expert Darren Williams doesn't just explain that maritime (or marine) liens are "something you don't want" but he also explodes the myths of maritime liens.

Salvage: A Primer

Salvage: A Primer
As attractive and swashbuckling it may appear to dive for Spanish wrecks in search of ancient gold coins or the Titanic's silverware, there are basic rules regarding the recovery of salvage. Finders keepers? Not quite.

Ship Repairs - Commercial Morality and the Doctrine of Conscionability

Ship Repairs - Commercial Morality and the Doctrine of Conscionability
Ship repair is risky business but the ship-owner is not entirely orphaned at the altar of freedom of contract.

Terminating a Mariner for Poor Performance: Beyond the Duty to Simply Warn

Severance, just cause and employment law on the high seas.

The Obligation to Render Assistance at Sea

The Obligation to Render Assistance at Sea
Mayday! Mayday! When a Canadian vessel hears that, she'd better react and help out 'else face a hefty 7-digit fine.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
For the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, it was never "to be or not to be". It had to be and be it is in all its glory, regulating the constant criss-crossing of the oceans of the world by maritime traffic and gold-diggers.