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Berlingieri on Arrest of Ships

5th Edition

By Francesco Berlingieri

© 2011 – Informa Law from Routledge

880 pages

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pub: 2011-07-01
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About the Book

This book is an invaluable source of information about the claims in respect of which a ship may be arrested in the various maritime countries of the world, the conditions for obtaining an order of arrest, the need, if any, for a security, the manner by which the ship that has been arrested may be released, the possibility of a multiple arrest and the jurisdiction on the merits.

Berlingieri provides an analysis and insightful commentary, on an article per article and paragraph per paragraph basis, of the 1952 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships and the 1999 International Convention on Arrest of Ships (entering into force September 2011).

New to this edition


  • Updating of the information on the interpretation of the 1952 Convention in a number of Contracting States
  • An analysis of the adoption of the rules of the 1999 Conventions in various States of the world, including China, the member States of the Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Tchad), the member States of the Comunidad Andina (Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru) and Venezuela.


This book is a useful reference tool for practitioners, as well as academics and post-graduate students of maritime law.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. History of the Conventions Chapter 2. The Way to Uniformity of Maritime Law in Respect of Arrest of Ships Chapter 3. The Maritime Claims Chapter 4. Definitions of Arrest, Person, Claimant and Court Chapter 5. Claims in Respect of Which a Ship May be Arrested Chapter 6. Arrest of Detention by Public Authorities Chapter 7. Arrest of the Ship in Respect of Which The Claim is Asserted Chapter 8. Arrest of "Sister" Ships Chapter 9. Arrest of Associated Ships Chapter 10. When Arrest of "Sister" Ships is Not Permitted Chapter 11. Arrest of Ships Owned by the Charterer in Respect of Claims of the Owner of the Chartered Ship Chapter 12. Right of Rearrest and Multiple Arrest Chapter 13. Jurisdiction for the Arrest Chapter 14. Release of the Ship From Arrest Chapter 15. When the Release of a Ship Under Arrest is Not Permitted Chapter 16. Liability For Wrongful Arrest Chapter 17. Procedure Relating to the Arrest Chapter 18. Jurisdiction on Merits and Related Matters Chapter 19. Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments Chapter 20. Scope of Application

About the Author

Francesco Berlingieri is an Italian lawyer based in Genoa, Italy, where he specializes in maritime law.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Maritime