Shipping Law: Ship Ownership and Registration in South Africa

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An overview of the process of ship registration and the effect thereof on ship ownership in South Africa. Steyn Botha assesses the progessive provisions of the Ship Registration Act  by comparing them to the repealed sections of the Merchant Shipping Act and the certainty it creates in law. The benefits which the registration process offers to owners by being able to pass deeds of mortgage over their registered vessels are considered. Read the overview here.

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