According to Egyptian Commercial Maritime Code No. 8/1990 article 60 which is similar to article 1 of 1952 Brussels Convention: ‘Precautionary sequestration on ship shall be happened for a marine debt. A debt is considered a marine debt in case it arises only from one or more of the following causes:
1- Port and water courses duties.
2- Expenses outlaid for removal, pick up, or lifting the wrecks and merchandise.
3- Casualties of lives or bodily injuries caused by the ship, as a result of using and exploiting it.
4- Contracts and deeds for using or renting the ship.
5- Insurance on the ship.
6- Contracts related to the carriage of good by means of a charter party or bill of loading
7- Devastation of goods and luggage which transported by the ship, or their damages.
8- Salvage and rescue works.
9- Joint losses.
10- Piloting works.
11- Supplies of materials or tools necessary for operating the ship or its maintenance, whatever the source of supplies being obtained.
12- Ship-building, repairing or furnishing the ship, and expenses incurred for the ship in dry-docks and dockyards.
13- Salaries and wages for captain, ship-officers and the crew members by the shipping agencies.
14- Master’s disbursements, including disbursements made by shippers, charterers or agent on behalf of a ship or her owner;
15- Disputes about the ownership of ship.
16- Disputes between co-owners of any ship as to the ownership, possession, employment, or earnings of that ship;
17- The mortgage of any ship.