REITER PETROLEUM INC v THE SHIP “SAM HAWK”
 1 Lloyd's Rep. 253
FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
Before Justice MCKERRACHER
Admiralty jurisdiction – Action in rem – Time-charterers failing to pay for bunkers supplied to vessel – Bunker suppliers arresting vessel in Australia on basis of maritime lien under United States or Canadian law – Whether foreign maritime lien recognised under Australian law – Whether court had in rem jurisdiction – Whether shipowners entitled to summary judgment – Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth), sections 15 and 17.