C.P. Ships (Bermuda) Ltd. v. The “Panther Max”

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

This was an appeal from an order of a Prothonotary requiring the Defendants to pay $780,500.00 as security to obtain the release from arrest of the Defendant vessel and an additional 20% as a provision for interest and costs. The appeal Judge affirmed the award of the Prothonotary holding that he had properly understood and applied the correct test, namely, that the Plaintiff was entitled to security in an amount sufficient to cover its reasonably arguable best case.