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PYRENE COMPANY, LTD. v. SCINDIA STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, LTD.

Lloyd's Law Reports

PYRENE COMPANY, LTD. v. SCINDIA STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, LTD.

[1954] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 321

QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Devlin.

Carriage by sea-F.o.b. contract-Contract of carriage made by buyers with shipowners- Delivery at dockside by sellers-Damage to fire tender being loaded by ship's tackle- Negligence of ship-No passing of property to buyers-Liability of shipowners to sellers in tort-Bill of lading to be issued incorporating Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1924 - Bill of lading issued excluding damaged tender - Applicability of Rules - Right of shipowners to limit liability under Rules-"Carriage of goods"-"Contract of carriage"-Meaning of "loading"-Whether sellers privy to contract of carriage-Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1924, Sect. 1, Schedule, Arts. I (b), (e), II, III (2), IV (5). Interpretation of statutes- Ambiguity-Hague Rules-Translation from original French text incorporated in English statute-Reference to authoritative French version as an aid to construction.

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