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Noble Chartering Inc v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (The “Tai Prize”) – Court of Appeal (Bean, Males and Rose LJJ)  EWCA Civ 87 – 28 January 2021
Carriage of goods by sea – Master invited to sign bill of lading stating cargo shipped in apparent good order and condition – Cargo found to be damaged on discharge – Chinese courts holding head owner liable to receivers – Disponent owners settling with head owner – Disponent owners claiming indemnity from sub-charterers – Whether misrepresentation by master – Whether sub-charterers liable to indemnify disponent owners
Noble Chartering (the owners) were the disponent owners of the vessel
Tai Prize . They sub-chartered the vessel to Priminds Shipping (the charterers) for the carriage of a cargo of soya beans in bulk from
Brazil to the PRC (the sub charter).
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