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OWNERS AND/OR THOSE ENTITLED TO SUE IN RESPECT OF A CARGO LATELY LADEN ON BOARD THE SHIP OR VESSEL “KAPPA SEA” v OWNERS AND/OR DEMISE CHARTERERS OF THE SHIP OR VESSEL “KAPPA SEA”

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OWNERS AND/OR THOSE ENTITLED TO SUE IN RESPECT OF A CARGO LATELY LADEN ON BOARD THE SHIP OR VESSEL “KAPPA SEA” v OWNERS AND/OR DEMISE CHARTERERS OF THE SHIP OR VESSEL “KAPPA SEA”

[2017] Lloyd's Rep. Plus 102

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMIINISTRATIVE REGION COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

Before Mr Justice Ng

Admiralty – Action in rem – Cargo discharged in Yangon in contaminated condition – Vessel not arrested pursuant to P&I Club undertaking – Defendant outside HK served through solicitors – Challenge to jurisdiction – Clearly more appropriate forum – Loss of legitimate personal or juridical advantage – Hague Rules and Hague-Visby Rules.

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