Shipping Law covers the whole spectrum of English shipping law. It takes a structured and integrated approach to the highly specialised rules of shipping, which are placed in their commercial context and related to the general principles of English contract and tort law. The third edition has been expanded in many areas, to take into account developments such as the 2001 Bunker Oil Pollution Convention, the implementation of the ISM Code, and the continuing work by UNCITRAL on its potentially far-reaching Draft Instrument on Carriage of Goods. In-depth analysis is provided of recent important judicial decisions, such as that of the House of Lords in The Starsin and those of the Court of Appeal in The Rafaela S, The Sea Empress and The Happy Day. This book provides an invaluable source of reference on the subject and will be of use both to students and to those in practice.