Global Enterprises International v. The “Aquarius”

In Admiralty Practice, Delay and Time Extensions on (Updated )

This was an application by the Polish trustee in bankruptcy of the Defendant shipowner for an extension of time in which to file appeal of an order striking the trustee’s affidavit of claim and of an order refusing the appointment of pro bono counsel. The Prothonotary dismissed the application on the grounds that there was not a continuing intention to appeal (as evidenced by the lack of effort put into the filing of materials), that the appeals were without merit, and that the reason given for the delay (the absence of the trustee from his office) was not an adequate explanation.