Arrested: The Complete Guide to Vessel Arrest, Custody, and Sale in Admiralty in Federal Court


In March, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rendered an opinion in Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC, 889 F.3d 517 (9th Cir. 2018), that established a new standard for the relationship between vessel arrest under admiralty law and bankruptcy. Then, in January, 2021, the U. S. Supreme Court decided City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton, et al that clarified the scope of the automatic stay of bankruptcy. These meant that Chapter 13 of the book, as printed, needed to be changed. A revised Chapter 13 in pdf form, showing “Revised February, 2021”, is attached below. Users are encouraged to read and use the revised Chapter 13 when dealing with a vessel arrest and a petition in bankruptcy.

Revised 2021 CHAPTER 13