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Articles for the keyword(s) "Action in rem"

"Conflict of Laws and Vessel Ownership"

Paul Myburgh, 2005

In a comment on Tisand (Pty) Ltd v The Owners of the Ship MV Cape Moreton (ex Freya) [2005] FCAFC 68, 29 April 2005, the author analyses the approach of the Court to the issue of foreign vessel ownership within the context of admiralty jurisdiction. The Court characterised the issue as relating to the transfer of property rights and subject to the lex situs, rather than a jurisdictional matter subject to the lex fori. The author supports the Court’s rejection of the lex fori approach and welcomes the Court’s sophisticated analysis of the conflicts issues involved.

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“The Ship Supplier’s Lien: Taking a (Maple) Leaf out of the Canadian Statute Book?”

Paul Myburgh, 2010

This article discusses the different treatment of ship suppliers’ claims in Anglo-Common Law jurisdictions. The United States, until recently, was the only jurisdiction that granted a maritime lien status to such claims. Canada, to avoid discrepancies with the United States, which could lead to forum shopping, has recently introduced a statutory maritime lien for certain ship suppliers’ claims. The author urges other Anglo-Common Law jurisdictions, including New Zealand, to reconsider their position in light of such developments.