A/B KARLSHAMNS OLJEFABRIKER AND ANOTHER v. MONARCH STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LTD.
(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 385
COURT OF SESSION.
Before Lord Sorn.
Carriage of Goods by Sea-Unseaworthiness- Delay in prosecution of voyage-Outbreak of war-Ship directed by authorities to different port of discharge-Cargo transhipped at port of discharge to contract destination - Claim by cargo-owners against shipowners for cost of transhipment - Measure of damages - Cargo of beans purchased by pursuers from Japanese firm-Defenders' ship chartered by Japanese firm for carriage of cargo from Rashin to Karlshamn-Serious delay on voyage due to boiler trouble-Whether, as pursuers alleged, ship's boilers, evaporator and condenser were defective, or whether, as shipowners alleged, inefficiency of boilers was due to poor quality of only bunker coal available on voyage-Damages consequent upon unseaworthiness Obligation of shipowners as regards quality of bunkers at commencement of voyage-Duty to carry out voyage with reasonable dispatch - Remoteness of damage.