"Lex est tutissima cassis"

"Law is the safest shield"

"the Law is the surest sanctuary that a man can take, and the strongest fortress to protect the weakest of all"

Sir Edward Coke

Boats to Buy

Underwater Archaeological Resources

Belle of Lou.
Genealogy Link Page
Governmental/Marine Links
Nolin River Historical Research
Rough River Historical Research
Scuba Links

Tulane Law School

Moxie Training
River School
Seamen's Church Institute

Specialty Programs: Admiralty & Maritime Law


Tulane Maritime Law School Journal

Tulane Maritime Law School Journal#2

Tulane Law Journals

Tulane Maritime Law School Law Library (Howard-Tilton Library)

Admiralty and Maritime Law Information Resources

Tetley's Glossaries and Tables

Marine Cargo Claims, 4 Ed., 2008Tetley, Marine Cargo Claims, 4th edition (to be published in 2008).
Tetley's Admiralty and Maritime Law site
(Admiralty and Maritime Law Treatises)(You can purchase a variety of excellent books from him too).
Glossary of International Conventions and National Laws of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the People's Republic of China on Maritime Law
Glossary of Maritime Law Terms, 2nd Edition - 2004
Glossary of Conflict of Laws
Package and Kilo Limitations of 146 Countries
More information is available about Professor William Tetley (Proctor in Admiralty):
His books far exceed other Admiralty and Maritime Law Treatises and they are still being published:

Links for legal research

I. International Law

Comité Maritime International (CMI)

Hague Conference on Private International Law

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Lex Mercatoria : Transport, including carriage of goods

UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)

UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law)

United Nations Treaty Collection

World Legal Information Institute

World Legislation (by continent)

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II. European Union Law and Institutions

Council of Europe

Council of the European Union

EU Official Documents

EurLex (European Union Legislation and Jurisprudence)

European Commission

European Parliament

European Union On-Line

The Legislative Observatory (European Union Legislation)

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III. National Legislation

A. Canada

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Canada

Parliamentary Internet (Canadian Bills)

Transport Canada . Marine Acts and Regulations

B. United Kingdom

Her Majesty's Stationery Office (U.K. Legislation and Regulations)

United Kingdom Parliament (U.K. Public Bills)

C. United States

Federal Register (U.S. federal regulations)

Public and Private Laws (U.S. federal statutes since 1995)

Legal Information Institute : Admiralty Law page, United States Code (U.S. federal statutes), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Cornell Law School)

D. France

Accueil Légifrance

Journaux Officiels

E. Australia

Commonwealth Consolidated Legislation

F. New Zealand

New Zealand Legislation

G. South Africa

South African Legislation

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IV. Jurisprudence

A. Canada

Canadian Legal Information Institute

Federal Court of Canada

Quicklaw (Password required)

Supreme Court of Canada

B. United States

Admiralty Law (LexisOne)

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide

FindLaw : Admiralty Law page

Legal Information Institute : Admiralty Law page (Cornell Law School)

LexisNexis (password required)

Westlaw (password required)

C. United Kingdom

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Court Service Website (Judgments)

House of Lords (Judicial Work and Judgments)

LexisNexis (password required)

D. France

AdmiNet . France

Université de Nantes (Neptunus) (Maritime Jurisprudence)

E. Australia

Australasian Legal Information Institute (includes New Zealand decisions and decisions of various South Pacific jurisdictions)

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

F. New Zealand

New Zealand Maritime Law

G. South Africa

Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

H. European Union


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V. Maritime Law Sites and Institutes

AdmiraltyLaw.com (Christopher Giaschi's maritime law page)

AdmiraltyUpdate (Blumling Gusky, LLP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide

Australian Law Reform Commission: report on Civil and Admiralty Jurisdiction (1986 report on the development and state of Australian Law)

Bay Pilots & Marine Consultants Inc. (Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, Canada)

Bow Wave (published by The WavyLine, London, England - Sam Ignarski, editor)

CargoLaw.com (Countryman & McDaniel, Los Angeles, California)

Centre de Droit Maritime et des Transports (Université d'Aix-Marseilles III, France)

Centre de Droit Maritime et Océanique (Université de Nantes, France)

Centre National de la Mer (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Charles M. Davis Law Office (Bow, Washington)

Current Maritime Developments (Holland Knight, LLP, New York)
See also Maritime Articles and Maritime Newsletters (Dennis L. Bryant, Senior Counsel, Holland Knight, LLP, Washington, D.C.)

DMC's Case Notes on Shipping and Transport law and Insurance law (the website of David Martin Clark, Arbitrator, Mediator and Consultant - Wallington, Surrey, U.K.)

Dalhousie University Marine and Environmental Law Institute (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Dalian Maritime University (Dalian, People’s Republic of China)

Derecho Marítimo (University of Alicante, Spain)

Direito Marítimo e Direito do Mar (A very comprehensive listing of links relating to maritime law and law of the sea, maintained by Prof. Manuel David Masseno, Professor of Law, Instituto Beja Politécnico, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Geståo, Beja, Portugal)

Forwarderlaw.com (Peter Jones, General Editor)

Freightworld (information and links for freight transportation and logistics)

George D'Angelo's Admiralty and Maritime Law Page

Institut Maritime du Québec (Rimouski, Québec, Canada)

Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (University of Swansea, Wales)

Institute of Marine and Environmental Law (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Institute of Maritime Law (University of Southampton, England)

Institute of Maritime and Transportation Law (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Marítimo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Instituto Marítimo Español (Madrid)

Instituto Marítimo Internacional de Alicante (University of Alicante, Spain)

International Maritime Law Institute (University of Malta)

Juris International (database of international trade law by International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, LexUM of Université de Montréal and Juripole of Université de Nancy)

Law of the Sea and Maritime Law (G. Vojkovic, University of Split, Croatia)

Legal Database.com (Admiralty) (U.S. maritime law)

Lex Maritima.net (Prof. Olivier Cachard, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II))

London Shipping Law Centre (University College London, England)

Marine and Shipping Law Unit (University of Queensland, Australia)

Marine Law Institute (University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, U.S.A.)

The Maritime Advocate (Crawley, UK)* - magazine covering the international maritime law industry

Marko Pavliha's Website (Prof. Dr. Marko Pavliha, Ljubljana, Slovenia - in Slovenian)

MegaLaw.com (Admiralty and Maritime Law)

Multimodal Transport (Hochschule Bremen, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

NauticalCampus (The Nautical Institute, London)

Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

New Zealand Maritime Law (Prof. Paul Myburgh, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Ospar Commission (responsible for the Ospar Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic, London)

Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law (University of Oslo, Norway)


Shiplaw (Philip Weiss Law Office - San Diego, California)

Shipping Law Unit (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Tulane Maritime Law Center (Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.)

UK Coastal Zone Law Web Site (Prof. John Gibson, Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

World Maritime University (Malmö, Sweden)

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VI. Maritime and Commercial Arbitration Institutions and Sites

A. Arbitration Institutions

American Arbitration Association (AAA, New York)

Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada (AMAC)

Centro Permanente de Arbitraje Marítimo (Caracas, Venezuela)

Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris (CAMP)

ICC International Court of Arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris)

International Maritime Arbitration Association (IMAO, Paris)

Japan Shipping Exchange (Tokyo)

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association (LMAA)

Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA, New York)

Stichting Transport and Maritime Arbitration - Rotterdam - Amsterdam (TAMARA)

Vancouver Maritime Arbitration Association (VMAA)

List of arbitral institutions for further research

B. Arbitration Sites

Arbitration Articles
Arbitration Newsletter
Dispute Resolution Presentations
(All posted on the website of Hew R. Dundas, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator - London & Edinburgh)

Consensual Arbitration in Quebec (English) - L'arbitrage conventionnel au Québec (French) - (Prof. Frédéric Bachand, Faculty of Law, McGill University)

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VII. Maritime Law Associations

Asociación Argentina de Derecho Marítimo (Argentina)

Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand

Belgische Vereniging voor Zeerecht/Association Belge de Droit Maritime (Belgium)

Associação Brasileira de Direito Marítimo (Brazil)

Bulgarian Maritime Law Association

Canadian Bar Association - National Maritime Law Section

Canadian Maritime Law Association/Association canadienne de droit maritime

Asociación Chilena de Derecho Marítimo (Chile)

China Maritime Law Association

Asociación Colombiana de Derecho y Estudios Marítimo ("ACOLDEMAR") (Colombia)

Asociación Instituto de Derecho Marítimo de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Hrvatsko Drustvo Za Pomorsko Pravo (Croatia)

Dansk Soretforening (Denmark)

Asociación Dominicana de Derecho Marítimo (AADM) (Dominican Republic)

Asociación Ecuatoriana de Derecho y Estudios Marítimo ("ASEDMAR") (Ecuador)

Suomen Merioikeusyhdistys/Finlands Sjörättsförening (Finland)

Association Française du Droit Maritime (France)

Deutscher Verein für Internationales Seerecht (Germany)

Greek Maritime Law Association

Comité Guatemalteco de Derecho Marítimo y Portuario (Guatemala)

The Hong Kong Maritime Law Association

Lembage Bina Hukum Laut Indoesia (Indonesian Institute of Maritime Law and Law of the Sea)

International Bar Association (IBA) . Maritime and Transport Law Committee

Irish Maritime Law Association

Ha-Aguda Ha Israelit Le Misphat Yami (Israel)

Associazione italiana di diritto marittimo (Italy)

Japanese Maritime Law Association

Korea Maritime Law Association

Choson Maritime Law Association (D.P.R. of Korea)

Latvian Maritime Law Association

Malaysian Maritime Law Association

Malta Maritime Law Association

Association mauritanienne du droit maritime (Mauritania)

Asociación Mexicana de Derecho Marítimo (Mexico)

Association marocaine de droit maritime (Morocco)

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Zee- en Vervoersrecht (Netherlands Maritime and Transport Law Association)

Comite for Maritime Law, Netherlands Antilles

Nigerian Maritime Law Association

Den Norske Sjørettsforening (Norway)

Pakistan Maritime Law Association

Asociación Panameña de Derecho Marítimo (Panama)

Asociación Peruana de Derecho Marítimo (Peru)

Maritime Law Association of the Philippines

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Prawa Morskiego (Poland)

Ministerio Da Defesa Nacional.Marinha Comissão de Direito Marítimo Internacional (Portugal)

Association of International Maritime Law of the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.) (Russian Federation)

Association sénégalaise de droit maritime (Sénégal)

Maritime Law Association of Singapore

Drustvo za Pomorsko Pravo Slovenije (Slovenia)

Maritime Law Association of South Africa

Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo (Spain)

Svenska Sjörättsförening (Sweden)

Association suisse de droit maritime/Schweizerische Vereinigung für Seerecht (Switzerland)

Deniz Hukuku Dernegi (Turkey)

British Maritime Law Association (United Kingdom)

Maritime Law Association (United States)

Asociación Uruguaya de Derecho Marítimo (Uruguay)

Asociación Venezolana de Derecho Marítimo (Venezuela)

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VIII. Maritime Law Firms

A. Canada

Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP (Vancouver)

Bernard & Partners (Vancouver)

Brisset Bishop (Montreal)

Borden Ladner Gervais (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver)

Bull Housser Tupper (Vancouver)

Clark Drummie (St. John, N.B.)

De Man Pilotte (Montreal)

Étude légale Guy Vaillancourt (Quebec City)

Fasken Martineau Dumoulin (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, England)

Fernandes Hearn (Toronto)

Giaschi Margolis (Vancouver)

Gilbert, McGloan, Gillis (St. John, N.B.)

Langlois Kronström Desjardins (Langlois Gaudreau O'Connor) (Quebec City and Montreal)

Marler & Associates (Montreal)

Metcalf & Co. (Halifax)

McInnes Cooper (Halifax)

McMillan Binch Mendelsohn (Toronto, Montreal)

Ogilvy Renault (Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver, London, England)

Oland & Co. (Vancouver)

Owen Bird (Vancouver)

Paterson MacDougall (Toronto)

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (Montreal)

Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales (Charlottetown, Fredericton, St. John, N.B., Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Newfoundland)

Stikeman Elliott (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London, England, Hong Kong, Sydney)

Strathy & Associates (Toronto)

White Ottenheimer & Baker (St. John's, Newfoundland)

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B. United States

New York City

Badiak Will & Ruddy

Baker & Hostetler

Baker & McKenzie

Brauner Baron Rosenzweig & Klein

Brown Gavalas & Fromm

Cappiello Hofmann & Katz

Cardillo & Corbett

Cozen O'Connor

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle

Donovan Parry McDermott & Radzik

Dougherty Ryan Giuffra Zambito & Hession

Eaton & Van Winkle

Freehill Hogan & Mahar

Friedman & James

Gilmartin Poster & Shafto

C. Ukraine

ANK (Odessa)

General Law Site


Law Journals

Tetley's law articles, many of which are available online here

Maritime Law Journals

American Maritime Cases (Baltimore) *

European Transport Law (Antwerp)

Il Diritto Marittimo (Genova, Italy)

The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (issues available online at Ingentaconnect)

International Journal of Shipping Law

The Journal of International Maritime Law

The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (New York)*

Lloyd's Law Reports (London)

Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (London)

Loyola Maritime Law Journal (Loyola University, New Orleans)

Ocean and Coastal Law Journal (University of Maine School of Law, Portland)

Ocean Development & International Law (Philadelphia)

Revue juridique Neptunus (Maritime and Oceanic Law Center, University of Nantes) - free, online law review, with some articles in English*

Transportation Law Journal (Sturm College of Law, University of Denver)

Tulane Maritime Law Journal (Tulane Law School, New Orleans)*

University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal (University of San Francisco)

* Some articles are available for free online.

Databases with journal articles

HeinOnline (password required)

LexisNexis (password required)

Westlaw E-Carswell (password required)

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U.S.C.G. Reports you need to ask for if seeking info on the Steamer Belle of Louisville:
Marine Casualty Reports, Certification of Inspection, & SP's-Port State Information eXchange

U.S.Coast Guard Site specifically on the Steamer Belle of Louisville

Sometimes you have to reclick this link and make sure you click button. Also check out the "Govt/Marine Links" Page listed below.
You should end up at: "http://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIX2/detail.asp?vkey=&VesselID=41734", if not, then click on the back button to return here and then click on this link again.
Their site is the most up-to-date site, so consider it the most accurate site.

Spirit of Jefferson-on Port State Exchange (US Coast Guard)

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