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SOLM146 International Regulation of Shipping

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Module Description

Since time immemorial, ships and their activities were the subject of customs and laws that inexorably transcended authorities anchored in a single land jurisdiction. It is historically recorder that shipping is the oldest economic activity that engendered the legal concept of, what today we refer to in contemporary terms as, international regulation. In particular the module covers: The international regulatory framework of shipping; Registration of ships; Access to ports and the evolving port-State control; Safety and security (including cyber-security) ship requirements; Ship-source pollution; Rescue of distressed persons at sea (including matters relating to refugees and irregular migration; covering also the issue of stowaways); Maritime labour; Construction and Recycling of ships.

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15 Credits

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