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Comprehensive Arrest And Custody Services

Extensive knowledge and experience in the maritime industry enable National Maritime Services to provide a complete range of arrest, attachment, recovery, and custodial services, no matter how complex the assignment. The firm has the ability to handle both commercial and pleasure vessels, including all types of cargo ships, tankers, cruise ships and pleasure yachts. National has earned a reputation for excellent service and attention to detail through longtime relations with admiralty attorneys, lenders, government agencies, and other claimants worldwide.

Upon receipt of an assignment, National provides clients with comprehensive vessel arrest and related custodial services:

  • logistics advice
  • discreet confirmation of collateral location/vessel tracking
  • familiarity with court documents
  • simultaneous arrest or attachment in multiple locations
  • vessel security & watchmen
  • $10 million liability coverage
  • hull port risk coverage
  • on board & shore side operations
  • crew management, replacement & repatriation
  • ship supplies, provisions, maintenance & bunkers
  • discharge & storage of cargo
  • passenger transfer and relocation
  • vessel shift to less-expensive berth
  • communication with critical oversight agencies
  • heavy weather and other contingency planning
  • expense reduction/containment, budgeting & reporting
  • expert testimony
  • vessel sales
  • post-sale ship management