Chapter 49

Twelveth Edition (2019)

Applicable Law

The applicable law for ship arrest is the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Act, 2017.

Though not binding, the dicta in some of the recent English cases in Admiralty and some other countries of the Common wealth, principally Australia and Canada, may be relied upon as authorities of highly persuasive value in deciding a point of practice though not to add to the Admiralty causes presently taken cognizance of.

BCAS: 7103-1001