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Splitt Chartering APS and Others v Saga Shipholding Norway AS and Others (The “Stema Barge II”) – Court of Appeal (Phillips LJ, Sir David Richards and Sir Launcelot Henderson) [2021] EWCA Civ 1880 – 15 December 2021

Online Published Date : 06 January 2022 | Appeared in issue: 1098 - 06 January 2022

Limitation of liability – Dumb barge alleged to have damaged undersea cable – Whether company operating machinery of barge was “operator” of the barge – Whether company entitled to limit liability under Limitation Convention 1976

Navig8 Chemicals Pool Inc v Aeturnum Energy International Pvt Ltd (The “Navig8 Ametrine”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (Christopher Hancock QC sitting as a Judge of the High Court) [2021] EWHC 3132 (Comm) – 23 November 2021

Online Published Date : 06 January 2022 | Appeared in issue: 1098 - 06 January 2022

Charterparty (Time) – Letter of indemnity – Charter containing provision obliging owners to deliver cargo without production of bills of lading against LOI – Charterers requesting discharge of cargo without production of bills of lading – Cargo discharged to receiver nominated by charterers – Whether production of identification of receiver condition precedent to triggering of charterer’s obligations under LOI – Whether charterers in breach of LOI – Whether disponent owners entitled to mandatory injunction and damages

London Arbitration 2/22

Online Published Date : 06 January 2022 | Appeared in issue: 1098 - 06 January 2022

Practice – Security for costs – Charterers bringing speed and consumption counterclaim – Charterers failing to comply with tribunal’s order to provide security for costs – Whether counterclaim should be dismissed

London Arbitration 4/22

Online Published Date : 21 January 2022 | Appeared in issue: 1099 - 21 January 2022

Charterparty – Covid-19 pandemic – Master insisting that pilots at discharge port take temperatures with mercury thermometer before embarking on vessel – Pilots refusing to comply – Vessel consequently missing berthing slot and incurring delay – Whether vessel off-hire – Whether “default” of officers or crew – Whether vessel “put back” by reason of master’s failure to perform duties in breach of charter – Whether hire suspended or owners in breach of charter

London Arbitration 5/22

Online Published Date : 21 January 2022 | Appeared in issue: 1099 - 21 January 2022

Charterparty – Dunnage removal – Charterers having option to redeliver vessel with clean holds against lumpsum payment but dunnage removal to be for charterers’ account – Dunnage not removed from vessel’s deck prior to redelivery – Whether charterers responsible for time and expense incurred by owners in removing materials to cross-deck – Measure of damages recoverable by owners