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Repudiatory breach for failure to pay hire
April 21, 2022

Repudiatory breach for failure to pay hire

This recent case1 is a nice example of the problems that arise when charterers fall behind with hire payments. This area of law is a minefield for ship owners and operators. One wrong step or precipitant move can lead to a repudiatory breach by the ship owner. Henshaw... Read more >
Ukraine / Russia tensions cause headaches for ship owners
February 21, 2022

Ukraine / Russia tensions cause headaches for ship owners

The ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine are causing headaches for many of our retainer clients operating in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. The latest news is that Ukrainian and Russian waters in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov have just been added to the areas... Read more >
Anchor problems on the rise
February 17, 2022

Anchor problems on the rise

Recently, we have seen a rise in anchor-related disputes. Some of these originate from ships coming back into service after disruption caused by the Covid pandemic. Anchoring equipment needs constant attention and some crew members are perhaps not alive to the... Read more >
Changing the Nominated Discharge Port in a Voyage Charter
December 17, 2021

Changing the Nominated Discharge Port in a Voyage Charter

It’s common to see voyage charters which give the Charterers the right to nominate discharge ports in a particular range or country. However, what happens when they nominate and then change their mind? This came up in a recent arbitration1 and the Tribunal applied the... Read more >
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