Ship Ownership, Construction, Repair, and Registration
Outline of steps involved in the construction, registration, mortgage and sale of a ship, including what qualifies as a ship, plus issues involved in ship repair.
Aldo Chircop, JSD, is professor of law and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Maritime Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax. He was Chair in Marine Environment Protection at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, and held directorships of the Marine Affairs Program and Marine & Environmental Law Institute at Dalhousie University, and the International Ocean Institute and the Mediterranean Institute in Malta. Professor Chircop’s teaching and research interests are in the fields of Canadian and international maritime law, international law of the sea, regulation of Arctic shipping, and comparative coastal and ocean law and policy. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Maritime Law Association, and chairs the International Working Group on Polar Shipping of the Comité Maritime International. Professor Chircop’s extensive book and refereed publication record includes the first edition of Maritime Law (Irwin Law, 2003; co-authored with Gold and Kindred); Places of Refuge for Ships: Emerging Environmental Concerns of a Maritime Custom (Martinus Nijhoff, 2006; edited with Linden); and The International Regulation of Shipping: Essays in Honour of Edgar Gold (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012; co-edited with McDorman, Letalik, and Rolston). He is also co-editor of the Ocean Yearbook (Brill/Nijhoff).
David G Henley is the vice-president and general counsel at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax. Previously he was a partner in the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey where he had a broad commercially-oriented practice. He holds an LLB from the University of New Brunswick and an LLM from Dalhousie University, Halifax. He served thirty years in the Regular and Reserve Army, retiring as a brigadier-general in the role of Deputy Commander for the 5th Canadian Division, essentially the Army in Atlantic Canada. After returning from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the United States and appointed as a Member of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General. Mr Henley has written, presented, and published papers on a variety of marine and environment-related subjects. He is a research associate of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute and was part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax. He has been a member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada since 2010.