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What is Maritime Law?

Maritime law, also referred to as admiralty law, is a body of law that governs nautical issues and private maritime disputes. Maritime law is a fundamental branch of law that regulates commerce and navigation on the seas or other navigable waters. It covers a broad spectrum of matters such as the development of legislation, both nationally and internationally; customs and excise regulations; the fishing industry; human rights and employment issues usually relating to the crew; insurance claims; property damage; the implications of stowaways on vessels; pollution; personal injuries; wreck and salvage; piracy; and container and passenger liner matters, etc. 

A maritime lawyer 

Major maritime
Cities, States & POrts


Baltimore, Maryland

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Boston, Massachusetts


Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Charleston, South Carolina


Corpus Christi, Texas

Chicago, Illinois

Cincinatti, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Duluth, Minnesota

Fall River, Massachusetts


Greenville, Mississippi


Houston, Texas

Illinois Waterway Ports, Illinois

Long Beach, California

Los Angeles, California


Memphis, Tennessee

Miami, Florida

Mid-America Port, Iowa

Mid-America Port, Illinois 

Mid-America Port, Missouri

Mobile, Alabama
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Newark, New Jersey

New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Orleans, Louisiana

New York

New Jersey

Norfolk, Virigina

Paducah, Kentucky

Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

Plaquemines, Louisiana

Portland, Oregon

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Savannah, Georgia

Seattle, Washington

St. Louis, Missouri

Superior, Wisconsin

Tampa, Florida

Two Harbors, Minnesota

Vancouver, Washington

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