BOOK REVIEWS - MARITIME SAFETY IN EUROPE
Lecturer, University of Southampton
MARITIME SAFETY IN EUROPE: A Comparative Approach. Edited by Justyna Nawrot, Assistant Professor, Maritime Law Department, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdansk, and Zuzanna Pepłowska-Dąbrowska, Assistant Professor, Maritime Law Unit, Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun. Informa Law from Routledge, Abingdon (2021) xxxi and 267 pp, plus 13 pp Index. ISBN 978-0-367-46584-1. Hardback £200.
Maritime safety is a broad and evolving concept for the maritime community. It is traditionally defined as managing the risk of maritime accidents involving the safety of human life, the loss of ships and cargo. For many years, the concept of maritime safety has been extended to the issues of maritime pollution, protecting the marine environment, and maritime security such as maritime cybersecurity.
This book shows the diversity and dynamics of the maritime safety regulations and strategies at both international—notably, through the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)—and national levels. It also highlights the issues and challenges in the harmonisation, implementation and enforcement of regulatory measures.
The book consists of two parts. The first part contains three chapters on the international perspective of legislation through the IMO, the European Union (EU) and the EEA/EFTA States. The second part is made up of 13 studies of selected jurisdictions. All are by specialists focusing on the implementation and enforcement of legislation and regulations as well as compulsory financial security in relation to maritime safety.