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Admiralty

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Maritime History.

The law of admiralty encompasses claims which were originally within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court of England and Wales and which are now governed by the Admiralty Act 1988 ...

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flag of convenience

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Maritime History.

The national flag of a state flown by a ship that is registered in that state but is owned by a national of another state. A state whose law allows this practice can grant, in return for...

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general average

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Law.

A term in marine insurance for the adjustment of a loss when cargo on board a ship belonging to one or more owners has been sacrificed for the safety of the whole, whereby the amount of the...

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marine insurance

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Maritime History.

A form of insurance in which the insurer undertakes to indemnify the insured against loss of the ship (hull insurance), the cargo, any sums paid in freight ( freight insurance), or any...

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maritime Boundaries

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Maritime History.

Maritime boundaries are the boundaries between the maritime zones of States whose coasts are opposite or adjacent to each other. In relation to the territorial sea, the boundary is to ...

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Narrow Seas

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — International Law.

Those seas over which the King of England claimed sovereignty from the earliest days of England's emergence as a maritime power. They were the two seas which lay between England and France...

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wreck

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Maritime History.

N.

1 (shipwreck) The destruction of a ship at sea, as by foundering in a storm or being driven onto rocks.

2 The remains of a wrecked ship.

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