Now in its third edition, Merchant Shipping Legislation is a useful tool tool for those wishing to refer to the UK and Commonwealth merchant shipping statutes. Organized in subject areas and regularly updated, this complete annotation and commentary on the UK and Commonwealth merchant shipping legislation will be of use to the work of maritime lawyers in the UK and overseas. All the provisions of the various merchant shipping acts are contained in a single easy-to-use volume organized in subject areas.

Divided into twenty chapters, the work addresses all the most important areas including: registration; collisions; salvage; pilotage; environmental protection; oil pollution and carriage of goods.

chapter 1|52 pages


chapter 2|86 pages

Masters and Seamen

chapter 3|65 pages


chapter 4|32 pages


chapter 5|7 pages

Carriage of Passengers

chapter 6|14 pages

Carriage of Goods by Sea

chapter 7|13 pages

Fishing Vessels

chapter 8|76 pages

Salvage and Wreck

chapter 9|45 pages


chapter 10|22 pages


chapter 11|16 pages

Special Craft

chapter 12|20 pages

Marine Pollution Prevention

chapter 13|28 pages

Prevention of Oil Pollution

chapter 15|106 pages

Limitation of Liability

chapter 16|24 pages

Inspections and Investigations

chapter 17|40 pages

Legal Proceedings

chapter 19|14 pages

Administration of Shipping

chapter 20|72 pages

Miscellaneous Provisions