Chapter 26

Tenth Edition (2017)

Construction, Repair or Equipment of any Ship

A classification certificate has been held to be equipment and so a claim by a classification society for their charges in connection with issuing such a certificate. Claims under this head do not give rise to a maritime lien, but a repairer has a possessory lien at common law.
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