By Kostas Spaidiotis

It is a sad truth that human activity will always involve failures and accidents. Shipping is not an exception, no matter how strict safety measures are implemented as the time goes by. This article combines a very short introduction to the marine-labour accident under Greek law with an attempt to clarify, as possible within the scope of a short introduction, few issues that cause confusion.

By Kostas Spaidiotis

Law and Procedure

Α. THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Greece has acceded to the International Convention relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships signed at Brussels in 1952 (henceforth “the Brussels Convention or the Convention”) but it has not implemented so far the newer Convention on Arrest of Ships of 1999, which notably, as compared to the former, has been ratified by only few countries up to date. Since in most cases of ships’ arrest, there will be connections to more than one jurisdictions that will necessitate the application of the said Convention (i.e. the one of 1952), the basic provisions of the same are briefly discussed below.

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