Chapter 41

Twelveth Edition (2019)

Arrest of a ship does not include cargo

If a ship is ordered to be arrested while she is in the course of discharging her cargo, the Sheriff or the Marshal or the other officer will not stop the discharge operations except when the claim is in respect of a claim for salvage and the cargo is to be arrested. Normally, when an order of arrest of ship is obtained it is only the ship and their appurtenance are arrested but does not include the cargo unless there is an order from the court for arrest of the cargo also.
BCAS: 7103-1001