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Seaman Guard Ohio – @TheChennai6. Was Sri Lanka’s own floating armoury scandal to blame?

On November 28th 2017, over four years after their original arrest, the crew and men from the Seaman Guard Ohio were released having been acquitted of all charges by the Indian High Court in Medurai. They were driven from Chennai Central prison having won, not only what one of the men’s sisters described as their “battle […]

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Trading to Yemen
Trading to Yemen – Where are we?   »

  Recent news in respect of the commercial maritime picture in and around Yemen culminating in the extraordinary reports of a missile attack on the Turkish flagged Ince Inebolu, has been difficult to unravel. Both sides of the proxy war are making claims and counter-claims to suit their respective narratives. An already complex environment is seemingly […]

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Shipbuilding – TM advises on contract for world’s largest cruise ferry   »

Tatham Macinnes (James Hickland) has advised Irish Continental Group Plc (“ICG”) on negotiation and drafting of a shipbuilding contract for construction of a cruise ferry which when delivered will be the largest in the world in terms of vehicle capacity. ICG announced on 2 January 2018 that it had entered into a contract with Flensburger […]

Late hire debate resolved
Debate resolved: One late hire payment isn’t enough (in itself), but where does this leave owners faced with late payments?   »

Any uncertainty about whether an owner can automatically terminate a charterparty and claim damages for a single late payment of hire has been resolved by the decision of the Court of Appeal in Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Ltd v Spar Shipping AS [2016] EWCA Civ 982 (7 October 2016). [click on case name for […]

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US Court denies maritime lien to fuel supplier following OW Bunker collapse

While developments in cases involving OW Bunker and its suppliers continue to be presented, Valero is the first ruling issued by a US court deciding against the maritime lien issue in the OW Bunker context. This article was published by the International Law Office and Lexology, authored by Antonio J Rodriguez, Michael Harowski and Ashley […]

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Lifting of sanctions against Iran – what does it mean for you?   »

In the language of  the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the agreement reached between the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, UK and US), the European Union (EU) and Iran, was that 16 January 2016 was ‘Implementation Day’. Through the JCPOA, the international community has accepted, for the time being, that Iran’s nuclear programme will be peaceful. […]

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Mitigation – what happens when the claimant makes money?

The New Flamenco What constitutes mitigation has never been easy to assess. The primary rule, that a claimant must take all reasonable steps to mitigate the loss he suffers as a result of the defendant’s breach, is well understood. In short, a claimant cannot recover for avoidable loss.   More difficult is the principle governing […]

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OW decisions create uncertainty   »

It is now just over one year since the dramatic collapse of OW Bunker, which has led to considerable hardship for creditor companies and wide-scale legal action. There has been criticism not only of legal judgments handed down in cases arising from the collapse of the company in 2014 and also comparisons between different jurisdictions as […]

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Shipping issues arising out of the Yemen crisis   »

This article looks at the events in Yemen and considers the potential legal implications for vessels calling at or transiting the area.   Latest news in the conflict The situation in Yemen remains fluid and, with events moving quickly, very little is certain. For the maritime industry attention is focused on the south-western tip of […]

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