Balcan ehf v. The “Atlas”

In Admiralty Practice, In Rem Actions and Arrest on (Updated )

At issue in this case was the validity of the Plaintiff’s claim against the Defendant ship. The Plaintiff alleged it had a valid claim as a supplier of necessaries. The Court held, however, that the Plaintiff had neither supplied necessaries to the ship nor had it paid for the necessaries that were supplied by third parties. Consequently, the Plaintiff was not a necessaries claimant and the Statement of Claim and Warrant of Arrest were struck.