Plaintiff, Hellenic Lines, Limited, filed a complaint on March 1, 1967, in this court complaining that defendants, The Embassy of South Viet Nam, Commercial Division, and the Republic of South Viet Nam, are liable to plaintiff for delay in unloading plaintiff's vessel on a shipment of commodities which arrived in Saigon. In order to obtain jurisdiction over the defendants, plaintiff caused a process of maritime attachment and garnishment to be issued. The garnishee, First National City Bank, stated in its amended answer to the process of maritime attachment and garnishment,
filed April 10, 1967, that a time deposit in excess of $128,510.90 was maintained at the bank in the name of Banque Nationale du Viet Nam. The United States Attorney, at the direction of the Attorney General, pursuant to a request by the Secretary of State, filed, on August 8, 1967, a suggestion of immunity from suit and from execution or attachment. This is a motion for an order vacating the process of maritime attachment and garnishment, dissolving the attachment and dismissing the action. The doctrine of sovereign immunity clearly applicable to the case at bar impels to the granting of the motion:
See also New York & Cuba Mail S.S. Co. v. Republic of Korea, 132 F. Supp. 684 (S.D.N.Y.1955). The cases cited by plaintiff in its memorandum are so patently inapposite to the situation at hand as to make any further discussion unnecessary.