ORDER ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR DEFAULT OF THE IN REM DEFENDANT, M/V PHOENIX, AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING INTEREST TO THE M/V PHOENIX
Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion for Default of the In Rem Defendant, M/V PHOENIX, (Docket # 29). The Court having reviewed the submissions of Boothbay Yacht Refinishing, Inc. now FINDS:
1. Service of process on the M/V PHOENIX was effected on August 14, 2009;
2. Notice of the arrest was published in the Portland Press Herald on September 10, 2009;
3. The owner of the vessel has, and has had for a substantial period of time, actual notice of the arrest; and,
4. No person or party, including the owner, has timely filed a verified statement of right or interest pursuant to Rule C(6) of the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims.
Therefore, the Court hereby GRANTS the Motion for Default (Docket # 29) and ORDERS that the Clerk enter default against the In Rem Defendant M/V PHOENIX.
Absent the filing of a notice of settlement, Plaintiff shall move for a default judgment against the M/V PHOENIX no later than March 12, 2010.