Proceedings in rem – properly brought by issue of writ and not affected by subsequent change of ownership of the vessel
In November 1966, the plaintiffs, cargo owners, issued a writ in rem against ship owners, Smith Rederi Aktiebolaget, the Monica Smith, claiming damages for breach of contract .
In January 1967, the ship owners sold the ship to the defendants, Rederi Aktiebolaget Tankoil, who renamed her the Monica S.
On 9 February 1967, the writ was amended to reflect the changed details.
Tankoil applied for an order setting aside the amended writ or service of it.
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