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Sea Routes in Disputed Territories

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Centuries of trade have defined many different trade routes throughout Asia based on favourable currents and winds that made trade commercially viable. While wind and currents are no longer essential to use these routes, they remain historically and legally essential for the transit of vessels from; commercial shipping through to fishing and the smaller cruising craft and the modern…

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Keeping it Shipshape with Maritime Insurance

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Maritime Insurance The origin of insurance itself is water-bound. Maritime insurance is considered one of the earliest well-developed forms of insurance, with its origins in the Greek and Roman maritime loans of the 18th Century. Today, In Australia, marine insurance policy contracts are governed by the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (MIA). Marine ‘adventures’ and ‘perils’ Under MIA, contracts of marine insurance are…

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How to secure your boat sale: a tip for brokers

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A well-drafted contract will assist the sales process and help to secure your boat sale. You may ask how is this possible? Usually the words ‘Boat Sales Contract’ are often considered as making the sale process more complicated. The starting point with securing a boat sale is to ensure that your contract meets the brokerages practical and legal…

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Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors Takes ‘Best Export Performance’ Award – 2016 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards

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Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors is the ‘Best Marine Export Performance for a Small Exporter’ Award winner and one of eight nominees for the ‘Industry Champion’ in the 2016 AIMEX (Australian International Marine Export Group) Awards Ceremony following Day 1 of the ASMEX Conference held in Sanctuary Cove, QLD this week. The Australian Marine Industry Export and Superyacht Awards…

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LY3 For Superyachts in Australia

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By Marcel Vaarzon-Morel Aims of AMSA Under AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Association) new National Standards have several aims, including simplifying maritime safety laws, removing barriers to inter-state commercial business activities; providing uniform safety requirements and standards; and providing a national framework for enforcement and compliance with these standards. Under the National Standards, AMSA becomes the national regulator, and has its…

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PLAYING IT SAFE: The National Marine Safety Laws revisited

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Are you an owner; designer; operator or crew-member of an existing or future commercial vessel? Since July 1 2013, the Australian Federal Government’s National System for Commercial Vessel Safety has come into force. These national safety standards coincided with the passing of legislation, the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 and directly impact on Australia’s boating…

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Pilots and Great Barrier Reef

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Recent criminal charges brought against the Captain of a ship travelling through the Great Barrier reef raise the question of pilotage of Superyachts through this most precious and spectacular of Marine Parks. Two days after the 2015 New Years Eve, Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors represented an unlucky Chinese captain who found himself miles from home languishing in the lock-up under Newcastle Court…

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