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ADMIRALTY ACT 1988


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   4.      Maritime claims  
   5.      Application  
   6.      Certain rights not created or affected  
   7.      External Territories  
   8.      Act to bind Crown  

   PART II--JURISDICTION IN ADMIRALTY

   9.      Admiralty jurisdiction in personam  
   10.     Jurisdiction of superior courts in respect of Admiralty actions in rem  
   11.     Jurisdiction of other courts in respect of Admiralty actions in rem  
   12.     Jurisdiction in associated matters  
   13.     Restriction to Admiralty and maritime jurisdiction  

   PART III--RIGHTS TO PROCEED IN ADMIRALTY

   14.     Admiralty actions in rem to be commenced under this Act  
   15.     Right to proceed in rem on maritime liens etc.  
   16.     Right to proceed in rem on proprietary maritime claims  
   17.     Right to proceed in rem on owner's liabilities  
   18.     Right to proceed in rem on demise charterer's liabilities  
   19.     Right to proceed in rem against surrogate ship  
   20.     Service on and arrest of only one ship  
   21.     Re-arrest  
   22.     Service and arrest out of jurisdiction  
   23.     Service and Execution of Process Act not to apply  
   24.     Proceeds  
   25.     Limitation of liability under Liability Conventions  
   26.     Proceedings under Civil Liability Convention  
   26A.    Proceedings in accordance with the Bunker Oil Convention  

   PART IV--TRANSFER AND REMITTAL OF PROCEEDINGS

   27.     Transfer  
   28.     Remittal  
   29.     Security in relation to stayed or dismissed proceedings  
   30.     Power to deal with ship or other property  

   PART V--MISCELLANEOUS

   31.     Effect of judgment  
   32.     Powers of Federal Court in relation to register  
   33.     Co-ownership disputes  
   34.     Damages for unjustified arrest etc.  
   35.     Priorities: general maritime claims  
   36.     Statutory powers of detention  
   37.     Limitation periods  
   38.     Mode of trial  
   39.     Jurisdictional limits  
   40.     Courts to act in aid of each other  
   41.     Rules  
   42.     Rules Committee  
   43.     Regulations  

   PART VI--REPEALS AND AMENDMENTS OF IMPERIAL LEGISLATION

   44.     Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act  
   45.     Repeal of certain Imperial laws  
   46.     Merchant Shipping Act  
   47.     Transitional  


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