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“Spirit Of Independence” (Formerly Known As “Caribia Viva”)

6th Aug 1998

[1999] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 43

Alistair Schaff – Admiralty practice – Arrest – Security – French law of arrest – Vessel on demise charter – Repairs to vessel carried out by defendant yard – Charter cancelled for non-payment of hire – Charterers called in receivers – Yard arrested vessel in France – Whether owners liable for debts to yard incurred by charterers – Whether owners required to provide unconditional security for release of vessel.

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