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MOUNT ISA MINES LTD v THE SHIP “THOR COMMANDER”

Lloyd's Law Reports

MOUNT ISA MINES LTD v THE SHIP “THOR COMMANDER”

[2019] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 167

FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

Before Justice Rares

Carriage of goods by sea – Engine breakdown – Whether carrier in breach of contract of carriage – Whether contract of carriage was charterparty or bill of lading – Whether cargo interests entitled to sue under straight bill of lading – Whether vessel was in need of salvage – Whether salvage settlement was reasonable – Whether cargo interests entitled to recover transhipment costs – Whether cargo interests liable to contribute in general average – Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1991 (Cth), schedule 1A, sections 3, 7 and 10 – Amended Hague Rules, articles 3 and 10 – Sea-Carriage Documents Act 1996 (Qld), sections 3, 6 and 8 – York-Antwerp Rules 1994, Rule D.

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