Module Details

LW620-7-SP-CO: Maritime Law And Wet Shipping

Year: 2017/18
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Anna Antoniou
Teaching Staff: Dr Anna Mari Antoniou
Contact details:

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Maritime and Shipping Law can broadly be divided into "dry" and "wet" shipping. The former, deals with contractual and commercial matters covered by modules LW601, 603, 604 and to a certain extent, 619. The latter, which is the focus of this module, deals with accidents on the high seas. As such, matters such as collisions and damage to the vessel and the environment are the main issues of this module. We cover areas of ship building, collisions, salvage, liabilities of the vessel and marine pollution. In other words, this module looks at general maritime law issues as well as issues relating to the sea itself, rather than purely to the contractual relationships of shipping parties.

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module is delivered by 9 two-hourly interactive workshops. The core textbooks for this module are Baatz’s Maritime Law (2014) and Baughen’s Shipping Law (2015). We will also be scrutinising UK statutes and International legislation. Students will be directed to other related materials throughout the course. The reading and work for each workshop will be issued in advance and should be completed by the student prior to the session.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


100% Coursework – one piece of 5000 words.

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Ebeneezer Adodo
    Institution: The University of Leicester
    Academic Role: Associate Professor of Commercial Law