This essay first provides an overview of Places of Refuge for Ships, a book that contains essential information and perspectives for lawyers and policy makers. Part III then briefly explores why the issue of places of refuge is daunting. The reasons for the complexity of this issue set the scene for Part IV, which proposes a process-oriented approach to assess and manage risks where vessels in distress seek access to places of refuge.
John E. Noyes, Places of Refuge for Ships, 37 DENV. J. INT’L L. & POL’Y 135 (2008).