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About this NPA

The Admiralty and Maritime NPA incorporates proceedings that relate to admiralty or maritime disputes including:

Oar Mace 
The Oar Mace of Admiralty 

Latest Judgments

Recent Judgments - Federal Court

  • 31 Jul 2018: Zetta Jet Pte Ltd v The Ship "Dragon Pearl" (No 2) [2018] FCA 1130
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for injunction preventing removal or alienation of yacht - whether plaintiffs have arguable case - whether plaintiffs have standing - where foreign trustee in bankruptcy not yet recognised in Australia - where recognition proceedings on foot - consideration of relief available under Model Law on Cross-Border…
    Judge: Perram J
  • 19 Jun 2018: Zetta Jet Pte Ltd v The Ship "Dragon Pearl" [2018] FCA 981
    ADMIRALTY - proposed action in rem -application for issue of a warrant to arrest a vessel after dismissal of earlier proceedings and previous arrest of vessel - proposed proprietary maritime claim application under the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - abuse of process - arrest would be unjustifiably oppressive to party - arrest…
    Judge: Middleton J
  • 18 Jun 2018: Zetta Jet Pte Ltd v The Ship "Dragon Pearl" [2018] FCAFC 99
    ADMIRALTY - action in rem - vessel under arrest - proprietary maritime claim under s 4(2)(a)(i) and (ii) of the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) - cross-border insolvency - setting aside of writ, setting aside of arrest warrant and dismissal of proceeding PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - appeal against decision of primary judge refusing two adjournment…
    Judge: Allsop CJ, Rares and Middleton JJ

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Form & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing these proceedings are:

Actions in rem


Actions in personam


Arresting a Vessel

Generally applications for arrest of a vessel are urgent and made to the Duty Registrar in the relevant registry.

Admiralty Marshals are available to arrest a vessel anywhere in Australia at any time on any day of the year.


The admiralty and maritime work of the Court is not limited to proceedings under the Admiralty Act and Admiralty Rules, see also:

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