Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Marginal note:Actions in rem
251 (1) A person who has contracted with the authorized representative or a bare-boat charterer of a vessel in Canada to provide stevedoring may maintain an action in rem in the Federal Court, or any court of competent jurisdiction whose rules provide for in rem procedure in respect of vessels, for a claim in respect of the stevedoring.
(2) The right of action in rem referred to in subsection (1) may be exercised only while the vessel is chartered to the bare-boat charterer and only if the bare-boat charterer is joined as a defendant.
Marginal note:Does not affect other rights
(3) For greater certainty, nothing in this section limits the right of a person to maintain an action in rem for stevedoring under Canadian maritime law, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Federal Court Act.
Marginal note:Definition of “stevedoring”
(4) In this section, “stevedoring” includes trimming, lighterage and the supply of any goods or services in relation to stevedoring.
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