Maritime and transport law are specialist areas of legislation and require assistance from experienced lawyers. Carrying out safe and secure activities is paramount in all aspects of ship work, for owners, builders and other maritime professionals. WGC can offer you a dedicated legal team to advise you in all aspects of this area of the law.
Marine safety issues:
The Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 is the legislation which outlines the law and procedures safety on board maritime vessels, including safety standards, ship registration and licensing. Be sure to consult with a specialist lawyer to help you understand this area of jurisdiction.
Marine environmental issues:
The Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 is the law which governs environmental issues in the Queensland marine world. These include environmental strategies, oil discharge procedures and noxious liquid pollution prevention. Work with a lawyer to obtain expert advice in how to comply with this important piece of legislation.
If you are using a ship other maritime vessel for commercial purposes, there are several regulations and legislative procedures you must abide by. Seek specialist legal assistance to ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities in this area of the law.
Arrest of ships:
There are a number of important processes that have to be followed to legally arrest a ship. Obtain expert legal advice if you are involved in a ship arrest case to help you understand how to progress the case forward in an efficient and effective manner.
Sale of ships:
If you wish to change the registration or ownership of a ship for either recreational or commercial use, there are several forms and other processes which must be carried out to ensure the transaction is legally recognised. WGC lawyers can help in the negotiation and transaction process for a smoother, quicker sale.
Risk management issues:
Whether new to the maritime industry or a seasoned professional, it’s important to have stringent risk management procedures in place when conducting business. Appoint a lawyer to help you understand what insurance and other structures you need to have to ensure you’re abiding by the law.
If you wish to make or defend an insurance claim it is imperative to work with dedicated lawyers to ensure that you are following the law and avoiding unnecessary court fees among other factors.
Workplace health and safety:
The Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 details the duties, regulations and powers of health and safety representatives in the maritime industry, as well as the correct procedures for workplace investigations too. Obtain legal advice to ensure you understand your rights and responsibilities in this important area of the law.
Employment policies and procedures:
Understanding the systems and processes which are unique to the maritime industry is essential for both employers and employees. Work with a lawyer if you have concerns about this legislative area.
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