Significant progress was registered at the 38th session of UNCITRAL Working Group V1 which discussed the 3rd annotated revision of the Beijing Draft on the Effects of judicial sale of ships,  notwithstanding its virtual format thanks to the expert Chairmanship of Prof. Beata Czerwenka, the unstinting work of the UNCITRAL secretariat under the leadership of  Dr. Jose Angelo Faria and the enthusiasm of numerous State and NGO  delegations.  These have  wholeheartedly embraced the importance and significance  to international trade of ensuring that State parties give effect to the clean and unencumbered title of purchasers of vessels in properly held judicial sale of ships. The deliberations will result in a fourth revision to be discussed in Vienna between the 22nd and 26th November.