Maritime Cause Law and Legal Definition

Maritime causes refers to those causes that arise from maritime contracts made at sea or land relating to commerce, business or navigation of the sea. The contract may relate to charter parties, affreightments, marine loans, hypothecations, contracts for maritime service in building, repairing, supplying and navigating ships, contracts and quasi contracts respecting averages, contributions and jettisons; contracts relating to marine insurance and those between owners of ships.