Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Captain Wilkes” in chapter 7 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...ty of any infraction of international law — had sailed from any Southern port, or had taken his passengers from any vessel at sea — then he was liable to arrest; but to prove him to be so Captain Wilkes should have taken the Trent into a Federal port (the nearest), and brought the case before a court of Admiralty, giving the owners of the vessel so detained an opportunity to sue for damages if she h...

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