Dredger is a ship and can be arrested under action in rem
By Selva Kumar
TAN Irish court has decided that the definition of a "ship"
does not depend on whether it is capable of self-propulsion and
has held that a backhoe dredger can be considered a ship and be
arrested under an admiralty action in rem.
The dispute arose as a result of an accident while the Swedish-flagged
dredger Von Rocks was being
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