Security Arrest in Singapore

(2018) 24 Journal of International Maritime Law 95-100

8 Pages Posted: 23 May 2018

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Paul Myburgh

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 14, 2018


This paper discusses The Eurohope, a recent Singapore decision in which the High Court held that security arrest in admiralty (in the sense of arrest of a vessel purely for the purpose of providing asset security in support of foreign legal proceedings) is unavailable in respect of foreign litigation (as opposed to arbitration, which is the subject of statutory reform).

This paper examines the reasoning of the decision and argues that it highlights some of the tensions and inconsistencies of treatment that currently exist between the remedial and proprietary aspects of admiralty arrest in Singapore law.

Keywords: Arrest, admiralty, jurisdiction, maritime law, ships, Singapore, security

JEL Classification: K11, K22, K33, K41

Suggested Citation

Myburgh, Paul, Security Arrest in Singapore (May 14, 2018). (2018) 24 Journal of International Maritime Law 95-100. Available at SSRN:

Paul Myburgh (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore, 259776

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