10. Order of priority of maritime claims.
(1) The order of maritime claims determining the inter se priority in an admiralty proceeding shall be as follows:-
(a) a claim on the vessel where there is a maritime lien;
(b) registered mortgages and charges of same nature on the vessel;
(c) all other claims.
(2) The following principles shall apply in determining the priority of claimsinter se-
(a) if there are more claims than one in any single category of priority, they shall rank equally;
(b) claims for various salvages shall rank in inverse order of time when the claims thereto accrue.