On this website Meyer Pennings Law & Mediation will provide an overview of the essential aspects of arresting a vessel in the territorial waters of the islands of the Dutch Caribbean, also known as the former Netherlands Antilles, i.e. Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. This will allow you to determine whether arresting a vessel in one of these jurisdictions is feasible to you(r company).
This website primarily discusses the general procedure for the arrest and subsequent sale of vessels by order of a court (judicial sale) within the jurisdictions of Curacao, Aruba, St. Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius. As the legislation regulating this procedure is very much alike in every one of the aforementioned jurisdictions, the procedures in each of these jurisdictions will not be addressed seperately, unless necesarry.
We provide specialist legal services on all aspects of maritime law to local, national, and international clients throughout the marine industry, such as banks (mortgagees), ship owners and operators.
This website is designed for informational purposes only. Please read our Legal Notice carefully.
Arresting a vessel in the territorial waters of Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and/or St. Eustatius is a relatively straight forward matter, and can be arranged quickly and at a reasonable cost.
Our legal system allows for a vessel to be sold through a judicial sale procedure, delivering the vessel to a buyer free from all liens and encumbrances.
Arresting a vessel is a fast and effective way to secure your claim. We have years of experience in arresting vessels within the territorial waters of all the islands of the Dutch Caribbean.