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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 >
How to deal with a Cyber Attack?
December 14, 2021

How to deal with a Cyber Attack?

We have noticed recently that more and more cases have a “cyber” element to them, so we thought we would share one recent experience with our clients and followers. In one recent case, a client’s vessel was subjected to a virus introduced via Charterers’ cargo... Read more >
Demurrage Time Bars: Whose Time Zone Is It Anyway?
December 7, 2021

Demurrage Time Bars: Whose Time Zone Is It Anyway?

It is rare these days for shipping lawyers to get involved in demurrage issues. Mostly that is a good thing as demurrage should be capable of being agreed between the parties. However, every now and again a horrible issue comes up and lawyers can only do something... Read more >
Eternal Bliss – Owners’ hopes dashed by Court of Appeal
November 19, 2021

Eternal Bliss – Owners’ hopes dashed by Court of Appeal

Regular followers of our blog will recall our report on this case back in September 2020. For those who missed it, please follow this link. In short, the Court of Appeal allowed Charterers’ appeal, albeit on assumed facts. Lord Justice Males construed the term... Read more >
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