Unique Features of Maritime Collision Law

This Article provides an overview of certain unique legal aspects associated with maritime collision litigation. Although the technology associated with marine navigation has drastically improved over the last few centuries, maritime collisions continue to occur with alarming frequency. Such accidents are often the precursor to costly and complex litigation that ultimately will trigger the application of distinctive legal concepts, rules, and procedures. The following will provide a broad overview of these doctrines, which are unique in their applicability to maritime collision law.