Ship Arrest Conventions

Although the Brussel Convention relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships has not been adopted by legislation, the principles incorporated in the International Convention relating to the Arrest of Seagoing Ships, Brussels, 10 May 1952 are part of the common law of India and applicable for the enforcement of maritime claims against foreign ships as is held by the Supreme Court of India in m.v Elisabeth-v- Harwan Investment & Trading Pvt Ltd., Goa.

The Supreme Court of India in the matter of m.v. Sea Sucess I has also held that the principles underlying the 1999 Geneva Arrest of Ships Convention were applicable for ship arrest in India.

Full text of the Ship Arrest Conventions can be obtained from the link below.

International Convention Relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships
(Brussels, May 10, 1952)

International Convention on the Arrest of Ships
(Geneva, March 12, 1999)

 
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