Navigating Australian admiralty law: The ability to claim against and arrest a ship in Australian waters

3 February 2014
By Ian Dallen (Partner)

Shipping has become integral to the growth and success of many businesses in Australia. Indeed, with almost all of Australia’s export trade & ¼ of its domestic trade being carried by sea and with the substantial growth of major offshore projects in Australian waters, claims arising in connection with the use or deployment of a ship or the business of its owner or charterer are, unfortunately, becoming increasingly commonplace.

Against this background, Ian Dallen has prepared the attached article which examines the ability of an aggrieved party to pursue the unique and powerful admiralty law remedy of recovering their loss and damage via an action in rem against a ship.

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