Ship Arrest in Israel

The procedure for arresting ships in Israel is swift albeit based on antiquated laws. Usually, a warrant of arrest order may be obtained within a few hours of clients providing the appropriate instructions and full supporting documents.Israel is not a party to the International Convention relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships 1952 or the Arrest Convention 1999.Under Israeli admiralty law, a ship may be arrested by virtue of the provisions of the English Admiralty Court Acts of 1840 and 1861 which were introduced during the British Mandatory period.

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