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Which “owners” of Echo Star? – identifying the proper defendant for appearance in an admiralty action in rem
Echo Star ex Gas Infinity  SGHC 200, the Singapore High Court took the opportunity to clarify the deceptively simple matter of the correct party
to enter appearance as a defendant in an admiralty action in rem commenced against a ship, where the defendant is described
in the writ generically as “owners of [X] ship”, and a change of ownership has taken place between the incident giving rise
to the cause of action and issuance of the writ describing the defendant this way.
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