The articles comprising this feature on the subject of criminal liabilities are: "Criminal Liabilities of Marine Services," "Criminal Liability in Shipping--The Changing Emphasis," and "Aspects of the Shipmaster's Liabilities." All reproduce or extract papers presented at the maritime law forum, "Criminal Liabilities in Shipping," organized by the London Branch of the Nautical Institute in early 1990. The matters discussed include: how incident investigations develop; what makes a criminal; shipmaster's liability; the right of the master to be cautioned concerning his rights in any investigation; owner's liability; the HERALD OF FREE ENTERPRISE case; the BOWBELLE/MARCHIONESS collision; the power of the police to take blood samples; fines and jail sentences, including the jail sentence given the master of the IRVING FOREST as a result of the vessel's striking an oil rig; the legal ramifications of one-man bridge operation; the presence of alcohol in the bloodstream; fatigue; and the proper delegation of authority.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Noble, J M
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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  • Pagination: 8 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00660380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM