Arrest refers to the detention of a vessel by the court to secure a maritime claim.
What is Arrest ?
Arrest under Maritime Law is a procedure whereby a vessel is arrested and detained in port by court order in support of maritime claims made against the vessel. The state authority then holds the vessel in a particular jurisdiction until the vessel's present and future claims are determined.
A vessel or ship may be arrested for reasons specific to the legal systems of different countries. However, some common grounds may lead to the ship's arrest, including damage to cargo carried by the ship, unpaid pilotage or towage relating to the ship, damage caused by a collision with the ship, and so on.