The subject of ship arrest is one that often piques the interests of stakeholders in maritime industry not only because of its peculiar relevance to maritime claimants but more importantly for the reason that when a ship is arrested, a lot of interests are at play. Typically, the stakeholders whose interests may be on the line range from shipowners, carriers, operators, cargo-owners, charterers, crew members, banks amongst other interests. It is therefore expected that the subject of arrest should be viewed more broadly beyond the limited audience of lawyers and their clients. The existing literatures on the subject suggest an undue emphasis on judicial arrest without the corresponding explanation (even briefly), of the other notion of arrest in maritime lexicon. This op-ed though not attempting to foray deeply into the subject of non-judicial arrest, is however, acknowledging the different perspectives from which the concept of arrest may be viewed.
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UNILAG Law Review, (2020) Volume 4 Edition 1
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Prince Nwafuru is a Team Lead, Dispute Resolution & Advocacy Practice Group, at Paul Usoro & Co. His specialty covers a wide range of practice areas such as Maritime, Banking, Capital Market, Employment Matters, Solid Minerals, White-collar crime and Election Petition. Prince is a very savvy and commercially aware lawyer with numerous thought-provoking articles and insightful publications to his credit. He can be contacted via email@example.com.