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Ports and Marinas

Ports and marinas require rules and regulations to keep them running well. Vessels need to be protected, staff cared for and treated fairly, buildings maintained and byelaws and regulations stuck to. And that’s just the start.

With such a diverse range of challenges it’s essential to stay on top of it all. Our team at Lester Aldridge does just that and has built a knowledge base that allows us to advise on a whole range of issues including:

  • Drafting and implementation of Harbour Revision Orders, General Directions and Harbour bye-laws
  • Planning and shore side property issues
  • Enforcement of harbour bye-laws and Merchant Shipping Regulations
  • Contracts for the sale or purchase of harbour tugs, pilot cutters, patrol vessels
  • Recovery of harbour dues, mooring fees and payment for other services rendered by the harbour authority
  • Disposal of abandoned vessels
  • Claims for personal injuries sustained on harbour premises of by harbour employees
  • Health and safety issues
  • Employment contracts and disputes
  • Insurance claims
  • Repair and refit contracts
  • Towage contracts and salvage claims
  • Berthing and boat storage contracts

We can offer expert advice, talk through any issues that might be concerning you or answer any question you might have regarding any of the above and more.

Latest News & Blogs

Norgrain 89 Form
Jun
2019

An arbitration tribunal in London has recently looked at the inter-reaction between a valid notice of readiness “NOR” and the right to cancel the charterparty when problems occur.

Stink bugs
May
2019

Countries such as Australia and New Zealand are determined to keep stink bugs out and are therefore taking a hardline approach to ensuring that these dangerous pests do not infiltrate their borders.

Arbitration
Apr
2019

Charterparties contain a variety of arbitration clauses which identify where and how parties wish their disagreements to be resolved.

Mar
2019

A recent arbitration decision considered a good weather clause which included two descriptions of wave height, causing the charterers and the owners to take opposing views.

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