Admiralty Maritime:

Admiralty Law Explained

Admiralty law is a distinct body of law governing shipping and navigation. Admiralty law, also referred to as maritime law, also governs marine commerce, sailors and the transportation of goods and passengers by sea. It covers all commercial activities that are maritime in character.

Admiralty law distinguishes itself from the Law of the Sea, which is a body of public international law dealing with mineral rights, navigational rights and jurisdiction over coastal waters and international regulations governing relationships between nations.