what is the difference between Bottomry and respondentia?

Can anyone differentiate between Bottomry and respondentia?Please guide.

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  • Sector-1, Noida

A contract in the maritime law, recognized by many nations, concluded in a foreign port for prepayment of advances made to supply a ship with necessaries secured over the cargo and recorded in a bond of respondentia. whereas bottomry is (nautical) an early form of maritime contract in which owner of a ship could borrow money using the ship as collateral.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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