Chapter 25

Tenth Edition (2017)


The remuneration of pilots, being in the nature of wages, must be touched on. By maritime law the Admiralty Court would entertain claims by them for payment of sums due, whether in an action in rem or in personam. A pilot may proceed either in rem or in personam for the authorised pilotage dues to which he may be entitled.
Article 1 of the Brussel Arrest Convention and also of the Geneva Arrest Convention deals with the above subject maritime claim although the conventions has not been adopted by legislation, the principles incorporated are applicable as per Supreme Court of India judgments to invoke admiralty jurisdiction for ship arrest in India.
BCAS: 7103-1001