A ship has discharged a cargo of coal and is ready to sail If the shipowners are still owed the freight, how can their lien on the cargo be exercised after the ship has sailed?

The ship’s agent (if instructed by the unpaid owners) can retain constructive possession of the coal in a storage area hired for the purpose until the freight is paid, the costs being for the consignee’s account.

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Do shipbuilders and repairers have possessory liens on ships?

In a contract for the carriage of goods by sea, which party has a possessory lien, on what item, and in respect of what claims?