The Precautionary Principle in Marine Environment Law—With Special Reference to High Risk Vessels (Abingdon: Routledge), 2013, isbn 978-0-415-67191-0, hardbound, £85.00/US$145.00, pp. xii + 301 incl. index.The status and content of the precautionary principle has been the subject of considerable debate. It has been applied to numerous challenges and it “has caused us to re-examine many of the most basic concepts on environmental management policy”,1 because its rationale is proactive environmental management, even when scientific uncertainties remain. As such, the precautionary principle draws attention to the temporal dimension of environmental protection.The Precautionary Principle in Marine Environment Law, by Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, applies this proactive logic to high risk vessels (hrv), which can pose a threat to the marine environment of coastal States, primarily through vessel-source pollution. The author summarises the dilemma: “coastal States have very little power over foreign ships and are often not in a position to take pollution prevention measures until such time as an incident or accident has happened” (p. 2). Given the challenges posed by increased traffic, there is a need to strengthen legal tools available to coastal States. Against this background, the book defines hrv by reference not only to intrinsic factors, such as the seaworthiness
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