Enforcement action: county court proceedings: preparation and service of the claim: service on seafarer or defendant moving abroad
Where the defendant is a seafarer or is moving abroad, there will often be little time available for serving a claim. In these cases you should arrange to serve the claim yourself.
Defendant at sea
If, on attempting service, you learn that the defendant has returned to sea,
- find out the expected date of return
- B/F the case to that date
- take care to extend the time limit for service as necessary
- make a further attempt to serve the claim after the anticipated return.