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London Arbitration 16/21

Online Published Date : 04 June 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1083 - 04 June 2021

Charterparty – Hull cleaning – Prolonged port stay – Charterers to pay for time and expense of hull cleaning if vessel encountered minimum of 25 days in port and if strong reason to believe that hull acquired “excessive marine growth” as a result – Owners undertaking hull cleaning after redelivery – Whether time and expense of cleaning payable by charterers

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd v Reed (No 2) – Federal Ct (Stewart J) [2021] FCA 114 – 18 February 2021

Online Published Date : 04 June 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1083 - 04 June 2021

Practice – Substituted service – Australian court granting cruise line operator leave for service of anti-suit injunction proceedings on passengers in USA – Cruise line operator unable to effect personal service – Whether Australian court should make order for substituted service on passengers’ US lawyers

BP Oil International Ltd v Vega Petroleum Ltd and Another – QBD (Comm Ct) (Cockerill J) [2021] EWHC 1364 (Comm) – 21 May 2021

Online Published Date : 18 June 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1084 - 18 June 2021

Sale of goods – Contract for sale of crude oil FOB – Buyer paying price but not receiving any crude oil – Buyer claiming return of sums in unjust enrichment on basis of failure of consideration – Seller contending that contract was inconsistent with buyer’s right to claim money back – Whether buyer entitled to return of sums paid