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What Is Maritime Law

Maritime Law: Everything You Need to Know

It is important for anyone involved with maritime activities to understand Maritime law.  There are a vast array of legal issues that can arise from protecting the rights of seafarers to regulating shipping and commerce on navigable waters. Moure Law are experts in the field of Maritime law and provide legal representation to clients in Seattle, Washington, and across the United States.

Who Enforces Maritime Law?

There are multiple agencies involved with the enforcement of Maritime Law including the United States Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, and state and local authorities. To ensure maritime activities are conducted in a safe and secure manner, these agencies often work together and investigate any accidents that occur.


What is Maritime Injury Law?

Maritime injury law is a branch of maritime law that deals specifically with injuries that occur to seafarers while on the job. Slip and fall accidents, equipment failures, and collisions are just a few examples of the types of injuries that can occur. At Moure Law, we have extensive experience in handling maritime injury cases and have helped countless clients recover compensation for their injuries.

Understanding General Maritime Law

All nautical activities are covered by general Maritime Law which is a federal body of law. There are a wide range of legal issues covered such as, rights and responsibilities of seafarers, maritime commerce, and vessel ownership. At Moure Law, we have a comprehensive understanding of maritime and nautical law and can provide help if you run into legal trouble on the sea. Located in Seattle, Washington, we help clients of all kinds including vessel masters, ship crews, and even cruise passengers.

Defining Maritime Law

The definition of Maritime Law includes a combination of federal and international law that applies to all activities that take place on oceans, navigable waters, seas, rivers, and lakes. It is a unique area of law that covers a wide range of issues. This type of law includes maritime commerce, shipping, salvage, and injury. We have a deep understanding of both domestic and international Maritime Law and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

What About Ocean Law?

Ocean law is closely related to maritime law. It focuses mainly on the rights and responsibilities of countries and nations in respect to the ocean and its resources. Moure Law has dealt with international cases and has provided clients with the proper knowledge and resources in order to build a case that defends their rights.

Maritime Law and Abandoned Vessels

Abandoned vessels are also covered under Maritime law. There are specific rules and legal frameworks when dealing with abandoned vessels. Owners have their own responsibilities with derelict or abandoned vessels and can face costs with removal, disposal, and other administrative fees. If you are facing challenges with abandoned vessels and are located in Seattle, Washington, get in contact with our Maritime Law firm, Moure Law.

Maritime Law Lawyer

Our attorneys are based in Seattle, Washington and have worked in the Maritime Law field for over 25 years. If you are looking for a Maritime Law lawyer, schedule a free consultation with us. We are committed to providing our clients with the best Maritime Law representation and getting you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 206-300-2351 or email us at

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