A ship is likely to get involved in disputes - these can be related to any aspect of its business, its operation, or contractual disputes. Ship arrest offers a remedy for security by considering the ship itself as the defendant, otherwise known as an ‘in rem’ claim.
These maritime disputes are always an issue for shipping firms. Lawyers on both sides of the dispute need to be aware of the consequences of a ship arrest and how to resolve or arrest. It is also important for ship owners, agents and managers to understand the ramifications of a ship arrest.
Over 6 modules, this course solves these problems by giving participants a flexible way to become confident in the processes and understanding of ship arrest.
When: 13 May 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Ship arrest can be procedurally split into two aspects;
Rules pertaining to the UK, US and Singapore remains quite known and systematically covered by most training providers while those of non-signatory nations remain an elusive challenge due the chaotic nature of admiralty law.
The UN Conventions aimed at standardization of territorial arrest rules which worked only in signatory countries. Thus, despite the conventions, the intertwining of criminal, civil and admiralty law to this day remains chaotic and confusing for most practitioners.
Non-signatory countries to the arrest conventions with high volume of arrest cases (like India, Bangladesh, UAE etc.) are focused upon. Few course providers ever venture on arrests in non-signatory countries, and this is where the course differs from the rest.
Bibhu has significant ship arrest experience, owing to the complexity of dealing with arrests, release, predicate shipping offences and safe recycling matters on a daily basis across countries consisting both signatories and non-signatories.