chapter  11
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ARREST OF SHIPS OWNED BY THE CHARTERER IN RESPECT OF CLAIMS OF THE OWNER OF THE CHARTERED SHIP

The only way of escaping from it is by interpreting the word ‘‘charterer’’ in s. 3(4) to mean ‘‘demise charterer’’. If it is to be supposed that Parliament meant to be included as the ‘‘person’’ mentioned in the sub-section only a person who, like the owner or one of the types of person mentioned after ‘‘charterers’’, was at the time in question a person in possession or control of the ship, then that interpretation would give effect to that contention.