HOW TO RELEASE A SHIP ARRESTED IN CAMEROON
A ship can only be released if the arresting party allows it to or the court orders for the same. If the authority finds out a dispute over the value of the claim, the claimant has to provide an undertaking to pay on demand all the expenses related to the arrest of ships. This article expands and the modes and various parties eligible in the process of releasing a ship arrested in Cameroon
By the debtor:
He shall, within one month of the arrest, file a motion on notice before the same court for the discharge of the arrest order. If successful, the release order is served on the creditor (who has the right to appeal) and the Maritime Authority (who issues an authorization to sail in the absence of an appeal), and the Port Authority.
By the creditor:
Once he has received payment or sufficient guarantee, he shall immediately file a motion exparte before the same court for the release of the ship or simply instruct the sheriff/bailiff to release same. Either way, he shall serve the Maritime Authority (who shall issue authorization to sail) and the Port Authority. c) Temporary release upon emergency: Upon the application of the debtor, the court may order a temporary release of the vessel (carrying perishable goods…) for a specific voyage (or voyages) upon deposit of sufficient guarantee.
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