Location of a ship when arrestment executed
797.Paragraph 11(a) inserts new subsections (5A) and (5B) into section 47 of the 1956 Act. The new subsections provide that an arrestment of a ship, cargo or other maritime property can be executed no matter where the ship or maritime property is situated so long as it is within the territorial jurisdiction of the court (note that cargo must be on board a ship if it is to be arrested). In other words, a ship is still treated as a ship even where it has run aground or is in a dry dock.
798.Paragraph 11(b) amends subsection (6) of section 47 to make it clear that a ship (or cargo on board it) cannot be arrested while the ship is on passage.