United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Rules

Admiralty Rules

LRSupE.3. Safekeeping of Vessels; Movement Within Port

Upon seizure of any vessel, the marshal shall make appropriate arrangements for the safekeeping of the vessel. The marshal may require the party at whose instance the vessel is to be seized to pay any costs as incurred.

Upon the request of the claimant of the vessel or of the owner, charterer, master or other person in control of the vessel at the time it was seized, and with the consent of the party at whose instance the vessel was seized, the marshal may appoint the master of the vessel as custodian and may permit the vessel to be worked and shifted within the District without further order of court.