action in rem
a legal action brought against property, rather than any specific person, to determine the formal right of ownership of property
"An action in rem may proceed without complying with the strict requirements of personal service of process."
The action as instituted by the plaintiff is not an action in rem as claimed by him because he did not file the action directly against the vessel M.Y. Drenec but against Curators in representation of the said vessel.
They do not constitute an action in rem as claimed by the plaintiff.
The proceedings instituted by the plaintiff are not an action in rem but an action in personam and thus null as instituted.
The plaintiff opposes the plea and states that the action filed by him is a valid action in rem instituted against the vessel.