Splitt Chartering APS and Others v Saga Shipholding Norway AS and Others (The “Stema Barge II”) – QBD (Admlty Ct) (Teare J)  EWHC 1294 (Admlty) – 22 May 2020
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
In November 2016 repairs were being carried out to support the railway line on the seafront above Shakespeare Beach between
Dover and Folkestone, which had become weakened by bad weather. The repairs required the provision of rocks (rock armour)
to support the line.
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