Chapter 36

Tenth Edition (2017)

Execution of arrest warrant

The Sheriff of Mumbai or the Admiral Marshal or his substitute may execute a warrant of arrest on the ship. Freight cannot be arrested separate from the ship or cargo, and so freight which has already been paid to the ship owners by the consignees cannot be arrested. Where, however, a claim is brought against ship and freight, the court may order that the Sheriff of Mumbai or the Admiral Marshal should sell the cargo under arrest and pay the freight from the proceeds of sale. If the warrant of arrest is dispensed with the port, custom and other authorities act upon not allowing the vessel to sail outward from its jurisdiction.

BCAS: 7103-1001