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Admiralty Law

Admiralty law (also referred to as maritime law) is a distinct body of law which governs maritime questions and offences.

What is Admiralty Law?

It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the oceans. It deals with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. Admiralty law also covers many commercial activities, although land-based or occurring wholly on land, that are maritime in character.

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