Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on COMMAND AND MANAGEMENT OF A MARINE VESSEL
Disciplinary sector: 
NAVIGATION AND AIR LAW (IUS/06)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

Educational Objectives: The module of Navigation Law aims to provide the law students with an adequate training , with a view to gaining facilitate the access to the profession of Deck Official Cadets and Machine Engineer Cadets. The primary objective is to provide students with the necessary skills to interpret and apply the main provisions on maritime navigation, with particular reference to the set of rules concerning the management of the ship, the protection of human life at sea, the safety of the ship and the protection of the Marine environment. The study of the sources and of the national, european and international regulations of the institutes will be completed by the analysis of case studies and by the application to concrete cases.
Knowledge and understanding:The student should be able to correctly frame the national, european and international sources of navigation law, to understand the discipline of public goods and the administrative activity of the sector, the legal regime of the ship, the main technical regulations concerning the safety of the ship and navigation, the rules relating to the protection of the marine environment.
Applying knowledge and understanding: The student will be able to apply to practical cases the skills acquired in relation to the normative, doctrinal and jurisprudential production in maritime navigation.
Making judgements: This module is aimed at increasing the ability evaluate and analyze the many legal issues related to the maritime sector.
Communication skills: The articulation of the module involves a number of activities (exercises, classroom discussions, seminars) aimed at strengthening the ability to pass on the skills acquired in the subject with different levels of in-depth knowledge and to use the technical-legal language typical of discipline. The communicative skills of the student will be explicitly assessed during the exam.
Learning skills: This module will provide the student with the necessary autonomy to continue to deepen autonomously the main themes of navigational law in order to align their competences with the continuous evolution of sectoral legislation in relation to the working context in which they will operate.

Prerequisites

Syllabus

Maritime Law: Definitions and features; history; sources and interpretation. The management of the navigation . Administration of Public goods allocated to the navigation. Marine spaces. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The ownership of the vessel. The operation of the ship and the aircraft. The control of the owner and the operator. The commander and the crew. The maritime consignee. The maritime personnel. STCW 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978. The administrative activity in public goods intended for navigation. The ports. Port job. Nutical- Technical services. The specific administrative activities of the navigation. Arrival and departure of ships. Health, safety, customs police. Police on board the ship. Interventions against pollution at sea. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). European legislation. Erika Packages I, II, and III. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention). The administrative system of the ship. Concept and definition of ship. Identification, nationality registration, qualification and cancellation of the vessel. International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969. The navigability of the ship. Classification. International Convention For The Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS). Ship certificates and documents. Ship collision. Prevention of collision at sea (Colreg 1972). The assistance and salvage. International Convention on Salvage, 1989.

The course aims to provide a solid knowledge of the main institutions of Maritime Law, through the examination of the main international Conventions on the subject, as well as the European and internal legislation.
In particular, the issues concerning ship and navigation safety, the protection of human life at sea and the protection of the marine environment will be explored. In addition, the course provides some of the skills required by the 2010 International Convention STCW, implemented by Ministerial Decree December 19, 2016 concerning the "Training course to access the professional figures of Deck Official Cadets and Machine Engineer Cadets ".
Maritime Law: Definitions and features; history; sources and interpretation. The management of the navigation . Administration of Public goods allocated to the navigation. Marine spaces. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The ownership of the vessel. The operation of the ship and the aircraft. The control of the owner and the operator. The commander and the crew. The maritime consignee. The maritime personnel. STCW 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978. The administrative activity in public goods intended for navigation. The ports. Port job. Nutical- Technical services. The specific administrative activities of the navigation. Arrival and departure of ships. Health, safety, customs police. Police on board the ship. Interventions against pollution at sea. International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). European legislation. Erika Packages I, II, and III. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention). The administrative system of the ship. Concept and definition of ship. Identification, nationality registration, qualification and cancellation of the vessel. International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969. The navigability of the ship. Classification. International Convention For The Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS). Ship certificates and documents. Ship collision. Prevention of collision at sea (Colreg 1972). The assistance and salvage. International Convention on Salvage, 1989.

Teaching Methods

Traditional: frontal lessons and exercises

Textbooks

Lefebvre - Pescatore - Tullio, Manuale di diritto della navigazione, Giuffrè, Milano, XIV edizione, 2016.
Texts of international conventions and community legislation.
Teaching material prepared by the teacher.

Learning assessment

The tests will take place through an oral examination of the duration of approx. 15/20 minutes, with a final vote in thirtieths. The subject of the examination is the assessment of the knowledge provided by the teaching program, the ability to solve particular legal problems, the correctness, clarity and effectiveness of exposure (with special regard to the appropriate use of technical terms).The test will be considered passed only if the student will be able to demonstrate that he has acquired the basic knowledge relating to the regulations concerning ship safety and navigation, safeguarding human life at sea and protecting the marine environment and the discipline contemplated by the International Convention STCW 2010 and the International Regulation of 1972 to prevent collisions at sea (Colreg 1972). The student will reach the maximum score when he proves to have fully achieved the expected results, in accordance with the Dublin descriptors.

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