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What Are The Provisions Of The International Maritime Law?

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What Are The Provisions Of The International Maritime Law?

What are the provisions of the international maritime law? Generally, the international maritime law is a collection of legal regulations and rules to govern the social relations arising from international maritime activities.

Firstly, the social relations arising from international maritime activities include:

  • The relations arise from marine transportation activities, carriers, charterers, between goods owners and ship owners, ship operators, ship agency contracts, maritime brokers, freight forwarding; among maritime insurers, ship-owning, pledge, impounding a ship, marine rescue.
  • The relations arise from among the countries related to ships operating in the sea, in the country whose national ensign is flown by that ship, in the country which has seaports, in the coastal countries, regulating a ship structure, maritime safety, marine pollution prevention, maritime equipment, sailors’ conditions and expertise.
  • The relations arise from maritime administrative management, seaport management and navigational channels; maritime safety and security, and environmental pollution prevention; ship and sailor management.

Thus, in the perspective of the social relations arising from international maritime activities, for the What are the provisions of the international maritime law?, it should be included regulations on sea-going ships, seafarers, seaports, navigational channels, inland ports, marine transportation, maritime safety and security, environmental protection, state administration of maritime and other operations relating to use of ships for economic, cultural, social, sports, official duty and scientific research purposes.

Secondly, the legal regulations and rules of the international maritime Law are derived from international treaties, international maritime practices, case law, expert doctrine and national laws in the maritime domain.

Thus, in perspective of international convention of maritime which Vietnam is signature or accession party, the What are the provisions of the international maritime law? should include:

  1. International conventions in respect of International Maritime Organization (IMO)

  • Convention on the International Maritime Organization, 1948 (as amended 1991, 1993)
  • Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), 1965
  • International Convention on Load Lines(LL), 1966
  • Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention on Load Lines, 1966(LL PROT 1988)
  • International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships (TONNAGE), 1969
  • Protocol to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage (FUND 1992)
  • Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREG), 1972
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto and by the Protocol of 1997 (MARPOL)
  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS, 1974)
  • Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS PROT 1978)
  • Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS PROT 1988)
  • Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO C 1976)
  • Amendments of 1988 relating to Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO C 1976)
  • Operating Agreement on the International Maritime Satellite Organization(INMARSAT) (INMARSAT OA), 1976
  • Amendments of 1998 relating to Operating Agreement on the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) (INMARSAT OA)
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW 1978), as amended 1995
  • International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR 1979)
  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA 1988)
  • Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA 2005)
  • International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (BUNKERS 2001)

2. International conventions in respect of United Nations

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982 (UNCLOS, 1982)

3. International conventions in respect of International Labour Organization

Convention number 186 on Maritime Labour of International Labour Organization

In addition, for the What are the provisions of the international maritime law?, those are bilateral or multilateral treaties on maritime signed or accessed by Vietnam. Besides the international maritime law also includes provisions of national laws.

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