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Section VIII : On the formalities of seizure and on prize procedure - Art. 101.
Art. 101. Except for persons who may be considered prisoners of war or who are liable to Punishment, a belligerent may not detain on a seized ship for more than a reasonable time, those necessary as witnesses in ascertaining the facts; but for insurmountable obstacles he must set them at liberty after the ' procès-verbal ' of their depositions has been drawn up.
If special circumstances require it, the captain, the officers, and a part of the crew of the captured ship may be taken on board the captor.
The captor shall attend to the maintenance of the persons detained, and shall always give them, as well as the crew, when they are set at liberty, means temporarily necessary for their further maintenance.

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