Top
News Updates

Lok Sabha Passes The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016

LiveLaw News Network
11 March 2017 4:50 PM GMT
Lok Sabha Passes The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016
Your free access to Live Law has expired
To read the article, get a premium account.
    Your Subscription Supports Independent Journalism
Subscription starts from
599+GST
(For 6 Months)
Premium account gives you:
  • Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.
  • Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.
Already a subscriber?

Loksabha has passed the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 on Friday.

The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues. It also aims to replace archaic laws which are hindering efficient governance. The Bill confers admiralty jurisdiction on High Courts located in coastal states of India and this jurisdiction extends upto territorial waters.

The Bill provides for prioritization of maritime claims and maritime liens while providing protection to owners, charterers, operators, crew members and seafarers at the same time.

Source: PIB

Next Story