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Angre Port Pte Ltd v The “Tag 15” – High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Admiralty and Vice Admiralty Jurisdiction (B P Colabawalla J) – 3 January 2022

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Angre Port Pte Ltd v The “Tag 15” – High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Admiralty and Vice Admiralty Jurisdiction (B P Colabawalla J) – 3 January 2022

Admiralty – Maritime lien – Insolvent shipowner – Whether proceedings against vessel prevented by statutory provision preventing proceedings against shipowner in insolvent liquidation – Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Act 2017, section 12 – Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, section 33(5) – Contract Act 1872, section 74

On 13 February 2019 the defendant vessel Tag 15, owned by Tag Offshore Ltd, entered the claimant’s port and occupied berthing space. The claimant raised invoices for berthing charges as per its Tariff Booklet. On 4 March 2019 EXIM Bank – a secured creditor of Tag Offshore – obtained an arrest order against Tag 15. The vessel remained in berth under arrest and continued to incur berthing charges and port dues.

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