Now in a third, revised edition,
Excessive Maritime Claims by J. Ashley Roach and Robert W. Smith is designed for law of the sea and maritime law specialists. The book draws on published governmental material in the public domain, specifically the U.S., and addresses recent progress in maritime security, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by sea, piracy, and protection of underwater cultural heritage.
As a result of significant developments in the law of the sea, primarily with reference to the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention,
Excessive Maritime Claims provides up to date coverage of current affairs as well as introduce new topics such as: submarine cables, polar areas, environmental protection, sovereign immunity and sunken ships, and maritime law enforcement.
Captain J. Ashley Roach, JAGC, U.S. Navy (retired), LL.M., George Washington University 1971, J.D. University of Pennsylvania 1963, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, 1988-2009, responsible for and has taught, advised and published extensively on law of the sea issues.
Robert W. Smith, Ph.D., Univ. North Carolina (Chapel Hill); U.S. State Dep’t (1975-2006) where he was the government’s geographic expert on maritime boundary and jurisdictional issues. Since mid-2006 serves as an independent Geographic Consultant advising foreign governments, oil and gas companies and international law firms on all aspects of ocean policies and planning and including risk assessments.
PART ONE – INTRODUCTION
1. MAINTAINING FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
2. IDENTIFICATION OF EXCESSIVE MARITIME CLAIMS
PART TWO – LEGAL DIVISIONS OF THE OCEANS AND AIRSPACE
3. HISTORIC WATERS
5. TERRITORIAL SEA
6. CONTIGUOUS ZONE
7. EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE
8. CONTINENTAL SHELF
PART THREE – NAVIGATION AND OVERFLIGHT RIGHTS AND DUTIES
10. IN THE TERRITORIAL SEA
11. STRAITS USED FOR INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION
12. OVERFLIGHT RESTRICTIONS
13. NAVIGATION AND OVERFLIGHT IN ARCHIPELAGOS
14. NAVIGATION IN EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONES
15. MARINE DATA COLLECTION
16. SUBMARINE CABLES AND PIPELINES
PART FOUR – RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
17. POLAR AREAS
18. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION
19. SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY AND SUNKEN SHIPS
20. MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT
PART FIVE – THE FUTURE AND CONCLUSIONS
21. THE FUTURE OF U.S. OCEAN POLICY
Law of the sea and maritime law specialists; Government, especially Navy and Coast Guard, officers, lawyers, civilians; international relations scholars; maritime policy, port security, and shipping industry officials.