In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears.
"Action" includes counterclaim and set-off.
"Freight" includes the profit derivable by a ship-owner from the employment of his or her ship to carry his or her own goods or movables, as well as freight payable by a third party, but does not include passage money.
"Movables" means any movable tangible property, other than the ship, and includes money, valuable securities, and other documents.
"Policy" means a marine policy.