Volume 40, Issue 2


Organizing Marine Casualty Investigations: A “Wicked Problem” for Maritime Regulators
Brian K. McNamara | Article

Technological advances in the maritime industry challenge governments’ abilities to regulate marine safety in protection of those who make a living exposed to the perils of the sea. Mobile Offshore Drilling Units exploit natural resources farther and farther from shore. Liquefied natural gas-propelled vessels under construction upend traditional safety inspector training programs. Meanwhile, Arctic drilling creates unprecedented hurdles, from vessel fuel compatibility to supply chain logistics, both for the vessels sailing these waters and for the government regulators seeking to establish physical presence for oversight and safety. And while many regulations struggle to keep pace with technology, in some cases aspirational regulators even attempt to force technological development. Read More…


Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
David W. Robertson and Michael F. Sturley | Recent Developments

This is the fifteenth Article in a series of annual reports on U.S. admiralty and maritime law and practice. In these articles we try to call attention to the principal national-level developments that bear on the work of admiralty judges, lawyers, and scholars, and we look more closely at the relevant work of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. We do not warrant full coverage, although with respect to the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, we try to be fairly thorough. Read More…


International Recent Developments: Australia
Kate Lewins and Ashwin Nair | Recent Developments

This Article focuses on the significant decisions that have emanated from Australian courts between November 2014 and November 2015, aside from one decision that is hot off the press at the time of writing. It aims to provide readers with an insight into Australian admiralty and maritime law and its development over this period. Read More…