Seven Days Traning Program on International Maritime Law

 ‘Seven Days Training Program on International Maritime Law’ organized by Gujarat Maritime University  in association with  Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

1 September 2021 to 07 September 2021


About Gujarat Maritime University 

Gujarat Maritime University (GMU) is an endeavor by the Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat, to provide a fillip to the maritime sector by bridging the knowledge gap within the industry. GMU has been established to serve the global maritime community by producing educated and well-trained professionals in the maritime domain. It aims to enhance and increase the human capital and capacity of the maritime industry both in India and across the globe. To realize these objectives short-term online course on International Maritime Law has been designed.


About Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University was established as State University in 1973 and in 2009 it was elevated to a Central University by the Central Universities Act 2009.  In 1975, the University established a School of Law, with the aim of imparting legal education and disseminating legal awareness among the masses. The School of Law presently offers LLB, LLM, Ph.D. courses in its two centers.



Introduction to the training Programme

Maritime Law is a unique field of law that renders a great impact on the everyday life of the people. In today’s world, no country can work in isolation and maritime law enables countries to connect. As 90% of global trade depends upon ships, a great deal of emphasis has to be laid on the regulations governing the sea. Shipping law is intricate, yet exciting field to pursue as a profession. Increasing work in the maritime space because of reasons like ship arrest, cargo claims, etc. provides excellent opportunities. Seven days Training Program is aimed to cover a wide range of areas related to maritime law including Shipping Contract, Marine Environment, Marine labor law, Admiralty law, etc.


Significance of the Course

To make the participants aware of the legal framework governing the maritime sector. It will equip participants with knowledge on contemporary and advanced issues related to the maritime sector. The training course would be ideal for students and professionals aiming to be specialists in the shipping and maritime domain.


Course Detail. 

  • Target Audience: The program is designed for anyone who has a passion for shipping and the diverse legalities that ships need to comply with not just limited nationally but on an international level. The course is also aimed to attract those who are already working in the industry but strive to get on to a very exciting and challenging role.
  • Duration of the Online Course- 7 days
  • Dates:  01 September, 2021 to 07 September, 2021
  • Timings: Two session per day from 01 September, 2021 to 07 September, 2021

Session 1- 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Session 2- 04:15 PM – 05:15 PM

  • Total Duration 14 hours
  • Mode- Online
  • Fees- 590 INR
  • Registration and fee payment can be done through the link-

  • Fees will be exempted for the participants who are students of Gujarat Maritime University or Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
  • Attendees of the course will be provided Certificate of Participation.
  • Modules covered
  • Law of the Sea
  • Law related to International Carriage of Good by Sea
  • Maritime Labour Law
  • Law of Marine Environment
  • Maritime dispute settlement


Detailed Course Outline


Date and Time Modules



01 September 2021 (03:00PM-5:15PM)


02 September 2021 (03:00PM-5:15PM)





Law of the Sea


➢    Evolution and codification

➢    Baseline, Internal waters and Ports

➢    Maritime zones under Law of the Sea

➢    Nationality of ship and duties of flag state





03 September 2021 (03:00PM-05:15PM)




Law related to International Carriage of Good by Sea-I


➢    Types of Ships and Cargo

➢    Shipping Operation: Charter parties and Bill of Lading






04 September 2021 (03:00PM-05:15PM)

Law related to International Carriage of Good by Sea-II


➢    The Hague Rules, the Hague Visby Rules, the Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules

➢    Case Study- Ever Given Incident

➢    Overview of Merchant shipping Act, 1958



05 September 2021 (03:00PM-05:15PM)







Maritime Labour Law

➢    Evolution of Maritime Labour Law

➢    Recruitment and Placement Agencies for seafarers, and Seafarer Employment Contracts

➢    Repatriation, abandonment and issues related to medical care and welfare of the seafarer




06 September 2021 (03:00PM-05:15PM)

Law of Marine Environment

➢    Oceans and Climate Change

➢    Marine biodiversity and Rights based discourse

➢    Marine Pollution/ Marine litter/Pollution from land based activities





07 September 2021 (03:00PM-05:15PM)





Maritime dispute settlement

➢    Subject matter and Territorial Jurisdiction under The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Act, 2017


➢    Exercise of Jurisdiction and Maritime Claims

➢    Settlement of Disputes under the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982






Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar                                                          Prof. (Dr.) Annpurna Nautiyal

Director, School of Maritime Law Policy and Administration     Vice Chancellor,

Gujarat Maritime University                                                         Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University


Event Convener


Mohit Gupta

Assistant Professor,  Gujarat Maritime University


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