The Liability of Classification Societies by Nicolai I. LagoniThe Liability of Classification Societies by Nicolai I. Lagoni

The Liability of Classification Societies

byNicolai I. Lagoni

Paperback | June 29, 2007

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Because the liability of ship owners is limited, classification societies have been considered as exempt from liability. This book analyses which actions of classification societies may give rise to claims and whether or not the societies can be held liable under English, German or American maritime law. In addition, it develops the fundamental aspects of an international convention on the limitation of the liability of classification societies.
Title:The Liability of Classification SocietiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:June 29, 2007Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540729151

ISBN - 13:9783540729150

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Table of Contents

From the contentsFactual Situation and Legal Foundations.- The Classification of Vessels.- Private Operations and Public Functions in Detail.- Non-Delegable Duty of the Shipowner to Make the Vessel Seaworthy and Presumption of Unseaworthiness.- Legal Analysis.- Private Functions: The Protection of Contracting Parties.- Private Functions: Liability Towards Third Parties.- Public Functions.- A Convention on the Limitation of Liability of Classification Societies.- The Limitation of Liability in Shipping.- Limitation of Liability under the Current System of Limitations.- Justifications of a New Convention on the Limitation of Liability.- Principles of a Convention on the Limitation of Liability.- The Limitation of Liability for Public Functions.- Conclusion.