Stop this ship - you're under arrest

Aug 14, 2005
Author: SHG

Members of the maritime unit of law firm Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik (SHG) in Cape Town were involved in a dramatic attempt to arrest bunkers on board the general cargo vessel Meta late last Wednesday evening (10 August 2005). Janine Lee, joint head of the maritime unit obtained an urgent order for the arrest in the late afternoon, after the demise charterers, African Maritime Carriers of the British Virgin Isles, failed to pay hire due on another vessel.

“We managed to get the deputy sheriff on board the vessel, by way of the pilot boat, as she was leaving the port” says Lee, “but unfortunately things turned nasty after that.”

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