Chapter 11

Tenth Edition (2017)

Abandoned Ship and Maintenance of its Crew

The concept of abandonment is not the same in all cases; the abandoned ship is the ship abandoned by the crew, which therefore, may become a danger to other ships; the same conclusion cannot hold, since reference is also made to the maintenance of the crew of the abandoned ship. It follows that this time the intention is to refer to a ship abandoned by its owners.

Article 1 of the Geneva Arrest Convention deals with the above subject maritime claim although the convention has not been adopted by legislation, the principles incorporated are applicable as per Supreme Court of India judgment to invoke admiralty jurisdiction for ship arrest in India.
BCAS: 7103-1001