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Jurisdiction of Haikou Maritime Court

Haikou Maritime Court is the southernmost maritime court in China. It also has the largest jurisdiction area and covers more than 2 million square kilometers. Its jurisdiction area covers the ports and navigable waters of Hainan Province, including the islands and neighboring waters of Xisha Islands, Zhongsha Islands, Nansha Islands, and Huangyan Island. According to Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on the Scope of Cases to Be Accepted by Maritime Courts, 108 types of cases under 6 categories are specially handled by maritime courts. To be specific, the scope includes cases concerning disputes over maritime tort and maritime contracts, disputes over the development and environment protection of ocean and navigable waters, other maritime disputes, maritime administration, and special maritime procedure. 

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