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Marsden and Gault on Collisions at Sea
Marsden and Gault on Collisions at Sea
14th Edition
Series:  British Shipping Laws
Practice Area:  Shipping
ISBN:  9780414045750
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  24 Mar 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Marsden and Gault on Collisions at Sea is the undisputed authority in its field. The new edition contains substantial commentary on recent legislation across the board in shipping law from some of the world’s leading shipping law authors and academics. Marsden and Gault examines existing and recent case law and regulatory developments, including the 2015 amendments to the LLMC 1996.
Marsden and Gault forms part of the highly respected British Shipping Law Series. It serves as an in-depth guide to the specialist and self-contained area of Collision and Loss in maritime law examining recent cases and convention developments.

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New to this edition

  • The book has been extensively updated including new cases and SIs. Coverage reflects a recent increase in wet work, as ship owners work existing assets harder and for longer before repair or replacement.
  • Increased case coverage reflects a rise in routine accidents and collisions, and a subsequent increase in the number of cases facing court action .
  • Addresses the 2015 amendments to the LLMC 1996
  • New chapter on ship management covering the STCW Convention and the ISM Code
  • New appendices on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Radio-Navigation Systems
  • A largely rewritten chapter on Limitation taking account of the LLMC Protocol and all the reported limitation cases since 2003

Its main features

  • Examines existing and recent case law and regulatory developments
  • Thorough coverage of new cases, SIs and ongoing interpretation of new and existing maritime regulations
  • Examination of the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea
  • Includes comprehensive Appendices, some authored by ship captains, covering all the core areas of Merchant Shipping Regulations which will be of key ready reference to any practitioner dealing with a Collision case.


• Introduction
• Jurisdiction of the English courts
• Claimants 
• Liability in Tort 
• Regulations for preventing collisions at sea
• The Collision Regulations annotated
• Liability in Contract 
• Liability under statute 
• Salvage and General Average
• Oil Pollution  
• Defences  
• Defendants  
• Causation  
• The Rule as to division of loss
• Damages  
• Limitation of Liability 
• Foreign law  
• Practice and Procedure 
• Costs   
• Criminal liability  
• Shipping Inquiries
• Appendices


General Editors

Simon Gault
LL.B., Barrister, Visiting Professor of Law,
Newcastle University

Steven Hazelwood
LL.B., L.L.M., Ph.D., Academic Fellow, Centre for Maritime
Law, National University of Singapore, Teaching Fellow,
University of Birmingham


Andrew Tettenborn
M.A., LL.B., Barrister, Professor of Commercial Law,
Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law,
University of Swansea

Stephen D. Girvin

B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D., Advocate of the High Court of
South Africa, MPA Professor of Maritime Law, Director of the
Centre for Maritime Law,
National University of Singapore

Edward Cole
B.A., M.A., LL.B., M.Jur., Barrister

Thomas Macey-Dare
M.A., LL.M., LL.M., Barrister,
Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York

Maureen O’Brien
LL.B. (Hons), Solicitor


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