Admiralty Bill, 2017

Admiralty (Jurisdiction & Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017 passed in Rajya Sabha on 24th July, 2017. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework for consolidation of related laws to replace the age old archaic laws with modern Indian legislation and to confer admiralty jurisdiction on all High Courts of the Coastal States of the Country. The Bill provides for prioritization of maritime claims and maritime liens while providing protection to owners, charterers, operators, crew members and seafarers at the same time.

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