“Under Order VII Rule 1 (i) of the Old Admiralty Jurisdiction Procedure Rules 1993, which has its equivalent provision in Order 7 Rule I(ii) of the New Admiralty Jurisdiction Procedure Rules 2011, a party to a proceeding commenced as an action in rem may by motion ex parte apply for an arrest warrant in respect of the ship or other property against which the proceeding was commenced as the purpose of the arrest is to secure the claims of the arresting party.” Per MARY UKAEGO PETER-ODILI, JSC in BRONWEN ENERGY TRADING LTD. v. OAN OVERSEAS AGENCY (NIG) LTD & ORS (2022-LCER-46529-SC) (Pp 27 – 27; Paras B – D)

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