2. Learning Outcomes
At the end of the class, the student should be able
Discuss the Maritime Law, its introduction, history
3. Frequent Question
1. What is Maritime Law?
2. Where did Maritime Law originated?
3. What are the international conventions that concerned
with Maritime Law?
4. Who will be implementing the provisions on a
Convention or other International agreement enacted by
4. Governing Body
Enacted by States
vessels on the
5. deals with matters including:
o marine commerce,
o marine navigation,
o marine salvaging,
o and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea.
o also covers many commercial activities, although land based or occurring
wholly on land, that are maritime in character.
6. Public international law
(or the law of nations)
is a body of customary or conventional rules
which are considered as legal binding by civilized
states in their interaction with each other and is
concerned solely with the rights and obligations
of sovereign states.
13. S O L A S
1.1 Subdivision and Stability
1.3 Electrical Installation
2. Life Saving Appliances and Arrangement
3. Radio Communication
4. Safety of Navigation
5. Carriage of Cargo
14. M A R P O L
II. Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk
III. Packaged Form
Composed of 6 Annexes
15. S T C W
1. Training Center
2. Academy / Colleges
18. Flag State
• shall ensure compliance by vessels flying their flag or of
their registry with their laws and regulations.
• may undertake investigations on a vessel voluntarily
within a port or at an offshore terminal of a State.
• laws and regulations relating to innocent passage
through the territorial sea.
19. What is meant by “no more favourable treatment” for ships of non-
The BWM Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017.
Under the Convention, all ships in international traffic are required
to manage their ballast water and sediments to a certain standard,
according to a ship-specific ballast water management plan. But
nobody wants the convention as it will be very expensive for
builders to fit the equipment.