Journal of International Maritime Law - Volume 28 - Issue 5

GENCON 2022: A centennial revision
Rhidian Thomas


One breach, one remedy : the Eternal Bliss  in the Court of Appeal
K Line PTE Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The Eternal Bliss)
[2020] EWHC 2373 (Comm)
Simon Baughen
Professor of Shipping Law, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University

State responsibility for shipping: the floating island doctrine under scrutiny
Proshanto K Mukherjee
Professor of Maritime Law and Foreign Expert, Dalian Maritime University
The concept of state responsibility in the context of flag state regulation is examined with focus on whether the flag state territorial theory is applicable to ship source pollution damage suffered by others.

Applying the tacit amendment procedure to accommodate international maritime law to Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)
Eva Ricarda Lange
University of Bremen, Germany
The IMO plans to bring in an instrument for MASS by applying the tacit amendment procedure as set out in SOLAS, but can the necessary fundamental changes be adopted by this procedure?

Compensatable environmental damage for oil spills under the CLC and Fund Conventions of 1992, the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 and the Environmental Liability Directive of 2004
Stefania Chrysoula Maroudi
Attorney at Law, Professor Aristea Sinanioti and Partners law office

Ecological damage is separate from the infringed rights of those who exploit the environment, and here the different definitions of and solutions for pollution damage and other environmental damage deriving from oil spills are examined.


Defining the maritime transport document and its dematerialisation under Chinese law
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ling Zhu
Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Under Chinese law, electronic transport documents are not adequately defined and regulated; this article examines the functions of electronic transport documents and stresses the necessity for their inclusion in the Maritime Code

Shipping and the Environment    Law and Practice 3rd edn
Colin de la Rue, Charles Anderson, Jonathan Hare