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Manual of the Laws of Naval War. Oxford, 9 August 1913.
Section VIII : On the formalities of seizure and on prize procedure - Art. 102.
Art. 102. The seized ship must be taken to the nearest possible port belonging either to the captor State or to an allied belligerent Power, which offers safe refuge, and has means of easy communication with the prize court charged with deciding upon the capture.
During the voyage, the prize shall sail under the flag and the pendant carried by the war-ships of the State.