|Maritime Arrest/In Rem Action
The following are digests and case links to
Circuit Court Admiralty Cases that have as an issue maritime arrest/in
Steel v. Asoma Corporation
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
May 25, 2000
Maritime Arrest/In Rem Action:
Admiralty Rule D explicitly applies to an in rem possessory action
to acquire title to maritime property, a category under which a bill of
lading clearly falls, thus the plaintiff was entitled to arrest a bill
of lading pursuant to Rule D and obtain in rem jurisdiction.
Titanic v. The Wrecked and Abandoned Vessel
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
April 12, 2002
Salvage/In Rem Action: R.M.S. Titanic,
Inc. ("RMST") is the salvor-in-possession of the submerged wreck R.M.S.
Titanic and artifacts salvaged from the wreck. But RMST's salvage lien
in the artifacts has not converted to title in the artifacts. RMST must
first complete the salvage service that it intends to perform and have
its salvage reward determined. Only after its reward is determined can
it seek to enforce the lien against the artifacts themselves.