Some Admiralty Law Issues in Offshore Oil & Gas Development
AbstractThis paper examines the applicability of Admiralty law to offshore oil and gas activities. The discussion as to the maritime status of oil rigs includes an analysis of the nature of maritime claims, statutory limitation of liability and issues arising from conveyancing and mortgaging of "ships". Reference is made to relevant Canadian legislation and international treaties. The author concludes that some types of oil rigs should be regarded as "ships" and therefore subject to maritime law.
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