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Marine Insurance Law

CML5690F

Course Co-ordinator:

Associate Professor G Bradfield
 

Prerequisites:

The Faculty reserves the right to limit classes to 20 students, with preference given to those who are registered for the specialist programme in Shipping Law.

Course outline:

Although the course focuses on South African law, comparisons are made with the laws of other jurisdictions. The course covers acquisition, ownership and registration of ships; ship's mortgages; historical and modern wreck; master and crew; the operation of ships, including statutory requirements, SOLAS and the ISM Code, Port State Control and the sub-standard ship; Navigation & collisions; Salvage; Towage; Pilotage; Oil pollution liability; and the limitation of a ship owner's liability.

Lectures:

Late afternoon classes twice weekly 16h30 - 18h00 for the duration of the semester, provisionally on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes include regular seminar sessions at which students are required to participate in discussion and presentation.

DP requirements:

Satisfactory attendance at and participation in lectures and seminar sessions. Satisfactory completion of assignments during the semester.

Assessment:

Two written research assignments or one assignment and one debate will be set during the semester. Assignment and debate marks collectively count 50% towards the year-end course evaluation. One three-hour examination, at the end of the semester.