Broken ice on the surface of the calm water near the shore at sunset

Northern Sea Routes: a New Challenge for Rescue at Sea

Global warming is progressively opening up the possibility of exploiting the so-called Northern routes, which would allow the Suez and Panama canals to be bypassed. Today, the Northern Sea Routes (NSR) are being developed as a priority. If this opportunity is financially interesting, it is mandatory to take into consideration the issue of traffic safety … Continue reading Northern Sea Routes: a New Challenge for Rescue at Sea

A fully loaded container ship

Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?

The Law of the Sea is built on a fundamental principle: the freedom of navigation. Already implemented in the Roman law through the idea of ‚Äúcommune omnium", it was especially theorized by Hugo Grotius in 1609 in his famous book "de mare liberum", written to defend Dutch commercial interests. Criticized by the maritime powers of … Continue reading Is the Freedom of Navigation Living its Last Days?