Unification of Rules of Procedure

The Supplemental Admiralty Rules to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure apply to the procedure in admiralty and maritime claims, such as arrest, attachment, and limitation of liability unique to admiralty law.  According to USCS Admiralty and Maritime Claims R A, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure also apply to the foregoing proceedings except to the extent that they are inconsistent with these Supplemental Rules.  Therefore, a district court, while considering admiralty claims, may apply all statutory powers, derived from law, equity, or admiralty.  However, according to USCS Fed Rules Civ Proc R 81, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply to prize proceeding in admiralty, which are governed by Chapter, Prizes under Title 10 of United States Code Service.


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