Notes & Summary 10

Tenth Edition (2017)

Indian courts having admiralty jurisdiction

The three Indian Courts of Admiralty i.e. Bombay, Calcutta and Madras were courts of specific jurisdiction. In the course of time the jurisdiction of the High Courts of Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have entertained Admiralty actions.
The Bombay High Court has pan-India admiralty arrest jurisdiction, an order of arrest of a ship from Bombay High Court can be executed in any Indian territorial waters while other High Courts with admiralty jurisdiction i.e. Calcutta, Madras and Gujarat High and other admiralty courts jurisdiction is within their State territorial waters.
BCAS: 7103-1001