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13 RISK MANAGEMENT BY HARBOUR AUTHORITIES: LIABILITIES RELATING TO PORTS, PILOTS AND WRECK REMOVAL

Modern Maritime Law Volume 2: Managing Risks and Liabilities

13 RISK MANAGEMENT BY HARBOUR AUTHORITIES: LIABILITIES RELATING TO PORTS, PILOTS AND WRECK REMOVAL INTRODUCTION This chapter focuses on duties, powers and liabilities of harbour authorities, the legal relations between pilots and ship’s master, the question of who employs the pilot when on board the ship, and potential liabilities of ship-owners to port authorities and third parties. The law relating to harbours’ general duties, powers and liabilities is examined under Section A; their particular duties arising in relation to pilotage services are discussed separately under Section B; finally, the effect of the Wreck Removal Convention 2007 (WRC) is discussed under Section C of this chapter.

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