Berlingieri on Arrest of Ships Volume 1
Arrest of the Ship in Respect of which the Claim is Asserted
From the definition of arrest as the detention of a ship to secure a maritime claim it appears that the maritime claim in respect of which a ship is arrested must be enforceable on the ship the arrest of which is applied for. The first basic requirement is, therefore, that the claim be related to a particular ship. The second normal requirement is that the claim be against the owner of the ship.