Monthly Archives: July 2019

Conference: Ship Operations – New Risks, Liabilities and Technologies in the Maritime Sector

The Fifteenth International Colloquium organised by the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University Law School, entitled, Ship Operations – New Risks, Liabilities and Technologies in the Maritime Sector, will be held 12-13 September 2019 at Swansea University (Swansea, UK).

For further information (in English and Welsh) see here and here.

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Conference: Maritime Transport & Ocean Policies – Regional Perspectives for The Americas

The Second World Maritime University (WMU) Regional Conference for the Americas, entitled, Maritime Transport & Ocean Policies: Regional Perspectives for The Americas, will be held 30 September-02 October 2019 in Veracruz, Mexico.

For further information see the website.

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Conference: Transformed and Transformative Ocean Governance

The South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa shall host a conference, entitled, Transformed and Transformative Ocean Governance, 22-24 January 2020, to be held at Nelson Mandela University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa).

For further information see the announcement and Chair’s website.

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Guernsey: Bailiwick’s territorial seas extended

The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s territorial seas shall increase in size on 23 July 2019. The current limit of the Bailiwick’s territorial seas is 3 nautical miles (nm) from the baselines. The new limit will be 12 nm. The territorial sea would extend to less than 12 nm wherever the distance between the baselines of the Bailiwick and the baselines of another party (France or Jersey) is less than 24 nm. Fishing access in the waters around the Bailiwick, from 0 to 12 nautical miles, will remain unchanged on the date of extension. The Bailiwick fisheries management regime will also remain the same as it was before extension until any new regime is subsequently agreed. More information is available here.


Bailiwick of Guernsey maritime boundaries. Source: States of Guernsey.

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ITLOS: The M/T “San Padre Pio” Case (Switzerland v. Nigeria), Provisional Measures Order

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has delivered its Order of 6 July 2019 in respect of Case No. 27, The M/T “San Padre Pio” Case (Switzerland v. Nigeria), Provisional MeasuresThe Tribunal concluded that prima facie the UNCLOS Annex VII arbitral tribunal would have jurisdiction over the submitted dispute. The Tribunal prescribed various provisional measures under Article 290(5) of UNCLOS.

For an overview see the press release. Two Declarations, one Joint Declaration, three Separate Opinions and four Dissenting Opinions were appended to the Order of 6 July 2019, available here.

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