Division 3 of Part VI (Rules 51-53) of the Admiralty Rules sets out the rules for the release of a ship or other property.
If the Court or a Registrar orders release of a ship, the Court or Registrar must give the Marshal a notice of the release in accordance with Form 19A and an entered order.
Annexure 14 sets out a release checklist that must be completed by the responsible Marshal. A release will involve the following steps:
1. Relinquishing any controls the Marshal has over the ship.
2. Ensuring the warrant, writ and affidavit are removed from the ship.
3. Notifying the following of the release by providing them with a copy of the order:
- the Plaintiff's and owner's solicitors;
- the Ship;
- the Ship's Keeper;
- Transport Security Coordination Centre of the Office of Transport Security;
- Manager of Marine Operations/Harbour Master;
- the relevant Port Authority;
- the water police (if previously notified);
- the Collector of Customs;
- the Australian Maritime Safety Authority;
- OAMPS Gault Armstrong Pty Ltd (see [5.3]).
5. Notifying the relevant District Registry of the release so that Casetrack may be updated.
6. Update the Admiralty Arrest Register, see [3.24] for further details.
7. Finalise invoices and accounts, including return of any outstanding deposit:
- Sample of Return of Balance of Deposit.
The insurer's contact details are as follows:
| Mr Ric Clarke ||
Phone: (08) 6250 8484 (switch)
| OAMPS Gault Armstrong Pty
Ltd || Fax: (08) 6250
Box 6299 |
| EAST PERTH WA 6892
|| Email: email@example.com |