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ARMAGAS LTD. v. MUNDOGAS S.A. (THE "OCEAN FROST")

Charter-party (Time) - Redelivery - Whether three year charter valid and authorized - Whether procured by bribery - Whether defendants entitled to redeliver vessel - Whether plaintiffs entitled to damages for premature redelivery.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 1

THE "TRAUGUTT"

Admiralty practice - Stay of action - Jurisdiction clause - Cargo-owners' goods damaged by fire - Action commenced by other cargo-owners in Antwerp - Whether Belgian Court forum conveniens - Whether action should be stayed.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 76

THE "LUCKY WAVE"

Bill of lading - Damage to cargo - Cargo delivered to warehouse in damaged condition - Whether damage caused by insufficiency of packing - Whether damage occurred when goods not in custody of shipowners.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 80

ILYSSIA COMPANIA NAVIERA S.A. v. AHMED ABDUL-QAWI BAMAODAH (THE "ELLI 2") KITION COMPANIA NAVIERA S.A. v. AHMED ABDUL-QAWI BAMAODAH (THE "TOULLA") LEMYTHOU COMPANIA NAVIERA S.A. v. AHMED ABDUL-QAWI BAMAODAH (THE "ELENI 2")

Practice - Service out of jurisdiction - Claim for demurrage - Whether owners party to bill of lading contracts - Whether receivers liable for demurrage - Whether contract governed by English law - Whether leave to serve out of jurisdiction should be given.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 107

ATHENS SKY COMPANIA NAVIERA S.A. v. THE PORT SERVICES CORPORATION LTD. (THE "TRIBELS")

Admiralty practice - Salvage - Salvage services rendered to shipowners' vessel - Salvors demanded security in the sum of £3,323,000 - Value of salved property £16,150,000 - Whether demand excessive - Whether injunction restraining salvors from requiring provision of salvage security in excess of £1,000,000 should be granted.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 128

THE "GULF VENTURE"

Admiralty practice - Appraisement and sale of vessel - Plaintiffs alleged cost of maintaining vessel under arrest exceeded £5000 per month - Whether vessel should be sold for benefit of creditors.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 131

THE "ETERNAL PEACE"

Admiralty practice - Action in rem - Charterers claimed damages for breaches of charter - Vessel arrested - Released on bank's bail bond - Whether bank could be added as defendants.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 136

LEIGH AND SILLIVAN LTD. v. ALIAKMON SHIPPING CO. LTD. (THE "ALIAKMON")

Sale of goods (c. & f.) - Damage to goods - Title to sue - Whether term that ownership of goods to pass to buyer by endorsement and delivery of bill of lading varied - Whether buyers entitled to sue - Whether buyers mitigated their damage when disposing of steel.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 199

THE "WORLD PROTECTOR"

Admiralty practice - Procedure - Order for discovery of documents - Defendants failed to comply with order - Whether application for extension of time for complying with order should be granted.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 227

THE "MOZART"

Charter-party (Voyage) - Demurrage - Loss of time caused by breakdown of stacker-reclaimer - Charterers failed to give notice of stoppage - Whether charterers liable for demurrage.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 239

THAVORN AND ANOTHER v. BANK OF CREDIT & COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL S.A.

Banking - Mandatory authority - Account opened in nephew's name - Whether plaintiff gave specific instructions that she alone was to operate account - Bank allowed nephew to operate account - Whether bank in breach of contract - Whether plaintiff could sue in debt.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 259

THE "FORUM CRAFTSMAN"

Admiralty practice - Stay of action - Jurisdiction clause - Damage caused to vehicles on board vessel - Whether action should be brought in Tokyo - Whether English action should be stayed.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 291

THE INSURANCE CO. OF AFRICA v. SCOR (U.K.) REINSURANCE CO. LTD.

Reinsurance - Fire insurance policy - Claims co-operation clause - Buildings destroyed by fire - Insurers failed to give co-operation - Whether refusal of co-operation constituted a breach of a condition precedent - Whether reinsurers entitled to avoid policy of reinsurance.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 312

THE "SATYA PADAM"

Collision - Crossing vessels - Collision in the river Danube - Whether vessel at all times on her correct side of channel - Liability for collision - Apportionment of blame.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 338

THE "INDIAN FORTUNE"

Admiralty practice - Stay of action - Jurisdiction clause - Shortage of delivery - Action brought in English Courts - Parties agreed disputes to be decided in India - Whether action should be stayed.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 344

EXCOMM LTD. v. AHMED ABDUL-QAWI BAMAODAH (THE "ST. RAPHAEL")

Arbitration - Award - Enforcement - Plaintiffs granted ex parte leave to enforce award - Whether there was a written agreement to arbitrate - Whether application to set aside order and judgment should be granted - Arbitration Act, 1950, s. 26.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 403

TOTAL TRANSPORT CORPORATION v. AMOCO TRADING CO. (THE "ALTUS")

Charter-party (Voyage) - Demurrage - Vessel required to flush sea line and ballast loading barge - Whether charterers liable for time so spent - Whether exceptions to the running of laytime could be taken into account once allowed laytime exceeded - Whether charterers in breach for loading less than minimum.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 423

THE "SENNAR" (No. 2)

Admiralty practice - Stay of action - Exclusive jurisdiction clause - Action brought in England - Whether action should have been brought in Sudan - Whether claim an action under the contract of carriage - Whether issue already decided by Dutch Courts - Whether plaintiffs precluded from contending to the contrary - Whether action should be stayed.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 521

MARKAPPA INC. v. N. W. SPRATT & SON LTD. (THE "ARTA")

Charter-party (Voyage) - Freight - Non-payment - Shipbrokers - Owners unable to recover freight from charterers - Whether brokers negligently misstated financial standing and reliability of charterers - Whether owners could recover from brokers.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 534

THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA AND ANOTHER v. GULF OCEANIC INC. AND OTHERS

Practice - Counterclaim - Plaintiffs brought action against defendants - Defendants counterclaimed - Whether counterclaim an abuse of process of the Court - Whether counterclaim should be tried separately - Whether application to strike out counterclaim should be granted.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 539

THE "VANESSA ANN"

Admiralty practice - Arrest of vessel - Dispute among co-owners as to possession, employment and earnings of vessel - Whether vessel should be released from arrest - Whether vessel should be sold pendente lite.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 549

THE "TILIA GORTHON"

Carriage by sea - Damage to cargo - Most of deck cargo washed overboard - Whether cargo-owners could claim damages from carriers - Whether loss caused by perils of the seas.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 552

A. B. MARINTRANS v. COMET SHIPPING CO. LTD. (THE "SHINJITSU MARU NO. 5")

Charter-party (Time) - Hire - Restowage - Vessel encountered bad weather and cargo shifted - Vessel returned to load port and cargo restowed - Whether vessel off hire - Whether loss caused by default of stevedores for whom charterers responsible - Whether charterers entitled to make deductions of hire - Whether Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act, 1945 applicable.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 568

TRACOMIN S.A. v. GIBBS NATHANIEL (CANADA) LTD. AND GEORGE JACOB BRIDGE

Arbitration - Arbitrator - Removal - Applicants and arbitrator involved in three separate previous actions - Allegations that arbitrator had not behaved in an impartial manner in earlier action - Whether application for removal should be granted - Arbitration Act, 1950, s. 23 (1).

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 586

BUNGE CORPORATION v. VEGETABLE VITAMIN FOODS (PRIVATE) LTD.

Sale of goods (c.i.f.) - Repudiation - Letter of credit and import licence not received by sellers - Sellers purported to cancel contracts - Buyers refused to accept cancellation - Whether sellers entitled to cancel contracts - Whether buyers could claim damages.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 613

GILL & DUFFUS S.A. v. SOCIETE POUR L'EXPORTATION DES SUCRES S.A.

Sale of goods (f.o.b.) - Repudiation - Sellers failed to nominate loading port by "at latest" date - Whether "at latest" constituted an express stipulation - Buyers refused to accept late nomination - Whether conduct amounted to repudiation.

[1985] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 621