HERCULITO MARITIME LTD AND OTHERS v GUNVOR INTERNATIONAL BV AND OTHERS (THE “POLAR”)
 Lloyd's Rep. Plus 9
COURT OF APPEAL
Before Lord Justice Peter Jackson, Lord Justice Males and Sir Patrick Elias
General average – Vessel held to ransom by pirates in Gulf of Aden – Shipowners seeking to recover ransom payment from bill of lading holders – Whether charterparty provision for charterers to pay war risk and ransom insurance premiums incorporated into bills of lading – Whether shipowners precluded from recovering contribution from bill of lading holders.