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Sir Nigel Teare in Herculito Maritime Ltd v Gunvor International BV  EWHC 3318 (Comm) had to decide a number of points arising out of the insurance arrangements in a charterparty. The main questions were: had the shipowners agreed to grant immunity to the charterers for general average contributions by accepting an obligation to insure against piracy risks with the charterers paying the premiums; and if there was such immunity, did it extend to the holders of the bills of lading.
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