The Captain's Duty on a Sinking Ship

Professional Mariner, Vol. 4, p. 21, 1994

7 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2012 Last revised: 4 Oct 2012

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Craig H. Allen

University of Washington - School of Law; UW Arctic Law and Policy Institute

Date Written: January 15, 2012

Abstract

The January 2012 grounding of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia off Tuscany with multiple loss of life raised questions regarding the obligations of a vessel's master whose vessel and passengers are in imminent danger. This article examines the law and lore of the sea regarding the captain's duty in such circumstances, drawing on a number of historial examples.

Keywords: merchant vessel, grounding, master, captain's duty

JEL Classification: K13, K14, K23, K33, K42, L92

Suggested Citation

Allen, Craig H., The Captain's Duty on a Sinking Ship (January 15, 2012). Professional Mariner, Vol. 4, p. 21, 1994, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1985576

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