International Maritime Conventions Volume II: Navigation, Securities, Limitation of Liability


International Convention Relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships, 1952


Following the proposal by some member associations to attempt to unify the law on arrest of ships1 a questionnaire was prepared by the Bureau Permanent of the CMI and on the basis of the responses received the International Subcommittee, that had meanwhile been constituted, instructed one of its members to prepare the outline of a possible convention. On that basis an initial draft was prepared for consideration by the CMI Conference to be held in Oslo in the Summer of 1933.2 That draft was not well received by the delegates of several maritime associations,3 and, amongst others, the issue of the liability of the claimant for wrongful arrest was strongly opposed by some delegations, including those of the United Kingdom and of the United States. Another issue that had given rise to conflicting opinions had been that of the claims in respect of which a vessel could be arrested, the delegates of civil law countries being of the view that arrest should be permissible in respect of any claim, whether maritime or not, and the delegates of common law countries being instead of the view that arrest could be permissible only in respect of claims that could be enforced in rem and, specifically, claims in respect of which Admiralty jurisdiction existed.4

The rest of this document is only available to i-law.com online subscribers.

If you are already a subscriber, click Log In button.

Copyright © 2024 Maritime Insights & Intelligence Limited. Maritime Insights & Intelligence Limited is registered in England and Wales with company number 13831625 and address 5th Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD, United Kingdom. Lloyd's List Intelligence is a trading name of Maritime Insights & Intelligence Limited.

Lloyd's is the registered trademark of the Society Incorporated by the Lloyd's Act 1871 by the name of Lloyd's.