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The European Maritime Law Organisation’s Spring Seminar 2020 will take place in Dublin on Friday 27 March.

A packed programme with something for everyone interested in the maritime law sector is promised for the seminar, in association with A&L Goodbody and the Irish Maritime Law Association, which will be hosted at the A&L Goodbody office on North Wall Quay.

Further details of the day are available from the EMLO website, and online registration is now open. For queries contact [email protected]

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#MaritimeLaw - The Irish Maritime Law Association will hosts its biennial seminar in Dublin on Friday 19 May.

The day-long event will bring together high profile national and international speakers to address the market on current challenges in the maritime industry for lawyers, shipowners, port operators, insurers and those involved in the wider maritime transport logistics chain.

Admission (including lunch) is €195, with discounts available for multiple bookings, retired persons and devils/apprentices.

Full details of the seminar programme are available from the IMDO website HERE.

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UCC School of Law launches two new masters programmes in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and in Marine and Maritime Law

The School of Law, UCC has announced the creation of two new cutting-edge masters programmes, an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and and LLM in Marine and Maritime Law. The programmes reflect ongoing research activities carried out in Cork, within UCC Law School and with key partners, including the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC).

The launch will take place on-board the Irish Naval Service ship L.E. Aisling, at Horgan’s Wharf, Cork, on Thursday 21 April 2016, at 6.30pm.

The LLM (Environmental and Natural Resources Law), directed by professor Owen McIntyre, builds upon UCC Law School’s established reputation for excellence across all aspects of environmental law and policy. It offers students an opportunity to specialise in this field and to explore the emerging legal and regulatory challenges posed by modern environmental problems. The programme is delivered by means of a flexible teaching and assessment structure to suit both recent law graduates and environmental professionals alike. This LLM programme offers exposure to a wide variety of legal topics ranging across traditional areas of environmental law, policy and regulation, as well as planning and land-use law, heritage protection, international environmental law, marine environmental law, natural resources law and human rights law. It provides a critical, in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the key issues arising in environmental and natural resources law, policy and regulation, at local, national and global level.

The LLM (Marine and Maritime) Law, directed by Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, fulfils one of the key objectives of national policy developed in the Government policy paper, Harnessing Our Ocean’s Wealth, that of providing legal education to support the vibrant and dynamic marine and maritime sector in Ireland. As this is a national programme, students will engage with the best legal experts in Ireland in a wide range of relevant areas, including:
• marine environmental protection
• maritime security and law enforcement at sea
• marine renewable energies
• port and shipping activities

The programme combines theoretical and practical learning, notably through a clinical module on Law of the Sea, with access to the Irish Naval Service at Cork. It aims to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to enable graduates to practice marine and maritime law within the legal professions, and within the public and private sectors (maritime law enforcement, shipping management, marine research, marine environmental protection, ports management).

For more information contact Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller ([email protected]) or Professor Owen McIntyre ([email protected]).

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#maritimelaw – Rebecca Wardell, Business Development Manager with the Irish Maritime Development Office addressed members of the Irish Maritime Law Association at their Spring Lecture February 5th, in a talk titled, 'Understanding the Irish tonnage tax regime'.

Ms Wardell, who joined the Irish Maritime Development Office last year, spoke about the origins of Tonnage Tax regimes in Europe, the legislative base in Ireland and outlined the benefits of the regime for international companies.

In particular she focussed on the strengths of the Irish market for international companies.

"Ireland has a great story to tell," explained Ms Wardell reaching out to the legal community to share that story through international offices, partners and clients.

She said, "Ireland has a tremendous track record for success in foreign direct investment and it's time we translated some of that success into the Maritime Sector".

"According to research by independent experts, PwC, Ireland has one of the best Tonnage Tax systems internationally. When we consider the 165,400 jobs
supported by the Maritime Sector in London, there is huge potential for Ireland if we could emulate even a small portion of that success"

The Irish Maritime Law Association, established in 1963, is the representative body for the Maritime legal community in Ireland. It has nearly 100 members including barristers, judges, solicitors and shipping companies. It is the Irish branch of the international legal organisation Comité Maritime International.

The Spring Lecture was sponsored by solicitors Dillon Eustace and held in their offices on Sir John Rogerson's Quay.

The Irish Maritime Development Office is Ireland's national dedicated development, promotional and marketing agency for the shipping services sector and is part of the Marine Institute.

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#CRUISE LINERS - Cruise ship passengers will be given a safety briefing before leaving port under new industry rules drawn up in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident, The Guardian reports.

Three organisations representing international cruise lines have agreed that the 'muster drill' - which is currently conducted within 24 hours of setting sail as per maritime law - must now be held before departure from any port.

The move comes after reports that hundreds of passengers who had boarded the stricken vessel hours before it ran aground off the western Italian coast had not yet had any kind of safety instruction.

Muster drills, whereby passengers are shown how to put on lifejackets and directed to exits, are already common practice in the industry.

As previously reported on, an Irish couple were among thousands rescued from the Costa Concordia after the incident on Friday 13 January. At least 32 people are believed to have died in the disaster, with 15 recorded passengers still missing.

The Guardian has more on the story HERE.

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The Round Britain & Ireland Race

The 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race will feature a wide variety of yachts racing under the IRC rating rule as well as one design and open classes, such as IMOCA, Class40 and Multihulls. The majority of the fleet will race fully crewed, but with the popularity of the Two-Handed class in recent years, the race is expected to have a record entry.

The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starts on Sunday 7th August 2022 from Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK.

The 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is organised by The Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with The Royal Yacht Squadron.

It is run every four years. There have been nine editions of the Round Britain and Ireland Race which started in 1976 Sevenstar has sponsored the race four times - 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and has committed to a longterm partnership with the RORC

The 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is a fully crewed non-stop race covering 1,805 nautical miles and is open to IRC, IRC Two Handed, IMOCA 60s, Class40s, Volvo 65s and Multihulls that will race around Britain and Ireland, starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes on the Isle of Wight starting after Cowes Week on Sunday 7 August 2022

The last edition of the race in 2018 attracted 28 teams with crews from 18 nations. Giles Redpath's British Lombard 46 saw over victory and Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy established a new world record for 40ft and under, completing the course in 8 days 4 hrs 14 mins 49 secs.

The 1,805nm course will take competitors around some of the busiest and most tactically challenging sailing waters in the world. It attracts a diverse range of yachts and crew, most of which are enticed by the challenge it offers as well as the diversity and beauty of the route around Britain and Ireland with spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Most sailors agree that this race is one of the toughest tests as it is nearly as long as an Atlantic crossing, but the changes of direction at headlands will mean constant breaks in the watch system for sail changes and sail trim

Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race Records:

  • Outright - OMA07 Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD 70, Sidney Gavignet, 2014: 3 days 03:32:36
  • Monohull - Azzam Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, VO 65, Ian Walker, 2014: 4 days 13:10:28
  • Monohull All-Female - Team SCA, VO 65, Samantha Davies, 2014: 4 days 21:00:39
  • Monohull 60ft or less - Artemis Team Endeavour, IMOCA 60, Brian Thompson/Artemis Ocean Racing, 2014: 5 days 14:00:54
  • Monohull 40ft or less – Imerys Clean Energy, Class40, Phil Sharp, 2018: 8 days 4:14:49