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Who bears the cost of delays caused by COVID quarantine?
September 26, 2022

Who bears the cost of delays caused by COVID quarantine?

We continue to see arbitration decisions dealing with the aftermath of delays caused by the wide-ranging quarantine restrictions imposed on ships and their crews by ports during the COVID pandemic. Of course, the COVID pandemic is ongoing albeit the impact on shipping... Read more >
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 >
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