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Port access and assistance to cruise ships during the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article


Abstract


  • One matter that dominated headlines internationally and in Australia at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was the situation of cruise ships and access to ports. Media coverage of large ships at sea, or in port under quarantine, was widespread, and the fates of these ships meant their names, such as Ruby Princess, Diamond Princess, and Westerdam, became common knowledge. This article considers the applicable law dealing with entry of ships into Australian ports and quarantine restrictions, as well as the circumstances wherein they can remain or be expelled, and what obligations exist to provide assistance.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Kaye, S. (2020). Port access and assistance to cruise ships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian Law Journal, 94 (6), 420-426.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 420

End Page


  • 426

Volume


  • 94

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • One matter that dominated headlines internationally and in Australia at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was the situation of cruise ships and access to ports. Media coverage of large ships at sea, or in port under quarantine, was widespread, and the fates of these ships meant their names, such as Ruby Princess, Diamond Princess, and Westerdam, became common knowledge. This article considers the applicable law dealing with entry of ships into Australian ports and quarantine restrictions, as well as the circumstances wherein they can remain or be expelled, and what obligations exist to provide assistance.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Kaye, S. (2020). Port access and assistance to cruise ships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian Law Journal, 94 (6), 420-426.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 420

End Page


  • 426

Volume


  • 94

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • Australia