Compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait: Overcoming unacceptable risks to a sensitive marine environment

Bateman, Sam and White, Michael (2009) Compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait: Overcoming unacceptable risks to a sensitive marine environment. Ocean Development and International Law, 40 2: 184-203. doi:10.1080/00908320902864797


Author Bateman, Sam
White, Michael
Title Compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait: Overcoming unacceptable risks to a sensitive marine environment
Journal name Ocean Development and International Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-8320
1521-0642
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00908320902864797
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 184
End page 203
Total pages 20
Editor Ted L. McDorman
Place of publication United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 18 Law and Legal Studies
1801 Law
C1
180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Abstract This article explores arguments about the international legality of compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait. Although the measure has been opposed by some user states because the Torres Strait is a strait used for international navigation, Australia and Papua New Guinea believe compulsory pilotage is necessary to overcome the risks posed by unpiloted shipping passing through the hazardous waters. The good health of the marine environment in the Torres Strait is essential, particularly for the well-being of indigenous peoples of the area. The article concludes that compulsory pilotage in Torres Strait reflects the obligations of both the user and border states to preserve and protect the marine environment and has support in international law.
Keyword Compulsory pilotage
International straits
Marine environmental
Protection
Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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