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CHAPTER 2 Shipbuilding, Sale, Finance and Registration

Maritime Law

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Shipbuilding, Sale, Finance and Registration

Shipbuilding, Sale, Finance and Registration

Filippo Lorenzon Ainhoa Campàs Velasco

1 Introduction1

Maritime law would certainly not have developed as it has in the last 500 years without the desire of mankind to explore the unknown and its keenness for trading with far away nations.

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However, although the lifeblood of commercial shipping is unquestionably international trade,2 the chattel symbol of the entire maritime community is certainly the ship.

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