Pilots and Great Barrier Reef

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Recent criminal charges brought against the Captain of a ship travelling through the Great Barrier reef raise the question of pilotage of Superyachts through this most precious and spectacular of Marine Parks. Two days after the 2015 New Years Eve, Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors represented an unlucky Chinese captain who found himself miles from home languishing in the lock-up under Newcastle Court…

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Salvage Effort

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Marine Salvors Today Even with all the modern technology Superyachts are susceptible to the elements of the sea and can become stranded by running aground or some other misadventure. In some circumstances you may able to do little more than don a lifejacket, transmit a mayday message and prepare your crew to abandon ship. Both you and your vessel are…

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Fairness afloat MLC

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By Marcel Vaarzon-Morel and Kurt Lewis Q: How does the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) apply to the commercial boating industry, what aspects of boating does it cover and will my vessel be effected? Do you currently own, design, manage, work on or regulate an existing or future commercial vessel? At Vaarzon-Morel solicitors we have recently received inquiries regarding the MLC and…

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Vessel Importing and International Purchaser

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I recently discussed with Ocean’s Editor-In-Chief the interest “Legal Matter “ was invoking amongst its readers who had then contacted our office for legal advice and it was agreed that these scenarios should be shared in a question and answer format. Vessel Import The first scenario that presented itself was where a large super yacht was purchased in America…

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