Plight of ship masters

Shipping by its very nature is international in character, concerned as it is with ships engaged in transportation of personnel and goods from country to country. International shipping connections ar…

India’s Maritime History

The world knows of only one ocean named after a country and that is the Indian Ocean.From the creation of the world’s first dock to the formation of highly detailed maps inthe Harappan Era, India’s Ma…

Arrest Of Ships

Master of a well founded foreign going Merchant ship, safely alongside in a foreign port, may be surprised to be served a warrant of arrest of his ship in that port. To his knowledge his ship has not …

Masters as Captain, Management and Scapegoat

Master is a qualified seafarer in Command of a Merchant SHIP. Under common Law, Ship’s register evidences this plus her Nationality, Port of registry and mortgages if any etc.  Master is obliged to pr…

Mareva Injunction

Asset Freezing is a legal process to prevent a defendant to  dissipate  his assets beyond jurisdiction of a court to frustrate a potential judgment in favour of the claimant. Such a legal order freeze…

Adam’s Bridge

Adam’s Bridge also known as Rama Setu is a chain of limestone shoals, between Rameswaram Island, off the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu and Mannar Island, off northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. …