arrival of ship

A term of various meanings, depending on the context in which it appears. An American ship does not arrive at a foreign port, so as to require the master to deposit his papers with the American consul or commercial agent, unless the ship comes in on business which requires an entry, stay, and clearance, something more than coming in to escape a storm, to receive advice about the market, or ascertain the state of the weather. 48 Am J1st Ship § 222. For the purpose of marine insurance a ship ordinarily has not arrived until she has dropped anchor or moored; in the case where a voyage policy is involved, not until she has been moored in safety for 24 hours. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 328. Within the meaning of the Federal Tariff Act of September 21, 1922, dealing with the unlawful unloading of ships, a ship was held to have "arrived" when she cast anchor seven or eight miles off the seacoast for the purpose of there disposing of her cargo. The Cherie (CAI Me) 13 F2d 992.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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