The York-Antwerp Rules: The Principles and Practice of General Average Adjustment
Informa Law from Routledge – 2010 – 464 pages
Series: Lloyd's Shipping Law Library
Written from the perspective of the Average Adjuster, this book is an essential read for practitioners in maritime law and marine insurance. The book contains: • Historical references regarding the establishment of GeneralAverage from Roman Law onwards • Establishment of the International rules: • The Glasgow Resolution 1860 • The York rules of 1864 • The York-Antwerp Rules 1877, 1890, 1924, 1950, 1974 & 1994 • The variation and changes to the text in 2004 but only those which had a significant effect • Why the 2004 changes were not universally adopted; and • General average security.
Part 1: Background Chapter 1. General Average-Ancient and Modern Chapter 2. The York-Antwerp Rules- Vehicle for Uniformity Part 2: The 1994 Rules Chapter 3. Introduction to the York-Antwerp Rules 1994 Chapter 4. Rules of Interpretation Chapter 5. Rule Paramount Chapter 6. Rule A Chapter 7. Rule B Chapter 8. Rule C Chapter 9. Rule D Chapter 10. Rule E Chapter 11. Rule F Chapter 12. Rule G Chapter 13. Rule I: Jettison of Cargo Chapter 14. Rule II: Loss or Damage by Sacrifices for the Common Safety Chapter 15. Rule III: Extinguishing Fire on Shipboard Chapter 16. Rule IV: Cutting Away Wreck Chapter 17. Rule V: Voluntary Stranding Chapter 18. Rule VI: Salvage Chapter 19. Rule VII: Damage to Machinery and Boilers Chapter 20. Rules VIII: Expenses Lightening a Ship when Ashore, and Consequent Damage Chapter 21. Rule IX: Cargo, Ship's Materials and Stores Used for Fuel Chapter 22. Rule X: Expenses at Port of Refuge etc. Chapter 23. Rule XI: Wages and Maintenance of Crew and Other Expenses Bearing Up for and in a Port of Refuge etc. Chapter 24. Rules XII: Damage to Cargo in Discharging etc. Chapter 25. Rule XIII: Deductions from Cost of Repairs Chapter 26. Rule XIV: Temporary Repairs Chapter 27. Rule XV: Loss of Freight Chapter 28. Rule XVI: Amount to be Made Good for Cargo Lost or Damaged by Sacrifice Chapter 29. Rule XVII: Contributory Values Chapter 30. Rule XVIII: Damage to Ship Chapter 31. Rule XIX: Undeclared or Wrongfully Declared Cargo Chapter 32. Rule XX: Provision of Funds Chapter 33. Rule XXI: Interest on Losses Made Good in General Average Chapter 34. Rule XXII: Treatment of Cash Deposits Part 3: The 2004 Rules Chapter 35. Introduction to the York-Antwerp Rules 2004 Chapter 36. The York-Antwerp Rules 2004: The Vancouver Conference Chapter 37. The York-Antwerp Rules 2004: The CMI Summary Chapter 38. Rule VI of the York-Antwerp Rules 2004: Salvage Remuneration Chapter 39. Rule XI of the York-Antwerp Rules 2004: Wages and Maintenance of Crew and Other Expenses Putting into And at a Port of Refuge etc. Chapter 40. Rule XIV of the York-Antwerp Rules 2004: Temporary Repairs Chapter 41. Rule XX of the York-Antwerp Rules 2004: Provision of Funds Chapter 42. Rule XXI of the York-Antwerp Rules 2004: Interest on Losses Allowed in General Average Chapter 43. Rule XXIII of the York-Antwerp Rules 2004: Time Bar for Contributions in General Average Part 4: Practical Issues Chapter 44. General Average and Salvage Security Chapter 45. General Average Absorption Clauses
Geoffrey Hudson is a barrister and consultant average adjuster. He is a Titulary Member of the Comité Maritime International and a Vice-President of the British Maritime Law Association, having previously served as Chairman of its Executive Committee and Convenor of its General Average Committee.
Michael Harvey is an average adjuster. He is a Fellow of the Association of Average Adjusters and served as Chairman in 2004/5. He served on the London insurance market committee that devised and revised the International Hull Clauses in 2002 and 2003. He has addressed the International Marine Claims Conference on several occasions and chaired the sub-committee that formulated the IMCC Claims Handling Guidelines of 2009.