Authoritative text covers maritime jurisdiction and substantive law. Explores maritime property liens and the seaman’s employment contract, wages, and compromise of claims. Discusses marine insurance, towage and pilotage, salvage, and general average. Addresses maritime tort law, collision law, worker injury claims, wrongful death, and platform injuries. Also covers sovereign immunity; joint and several liability, indemnity, and contribution; liability limitations; and jurisdiction and procedure in maritime claims.