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Silent and Indestructible: The Significance of a Damage Maritime Lien on the Identification of the In Personam Defendant in an In Rem Action

Lim Min Isabel

[2021] SAL Prac 2

In a claim arising from a damage maritime lien, the identification of the proper in personam defendant refers to the owner of the wrongdoing ship at the time of the collision and not at the time an in rem writ is issued. This article considers the three crucial features of a maritime lien which justify this reference point.