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Argentum Exploration Ltd v The Silver and All Persons claiming to be interested in and/or to have rights in respect of, the Silver (The "SS Tilawa") – QBD (Admlty Ct) (Sir Nigel Teare) [2020] EWHC 3434 (Admlty) – 16 December 2020

Online Published Date : 01 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1072 - 01 January 2021

Admiralty – State immunity – Claimant claiming ownership of silver bars salvaged from vessel sunk in 1942 – Republic of South Africa asserting ownership of silver bars and claiming sovereign immunity – Whether claim should be struck out

SK Shipping Europe plc v Capital VLCC 3 Corporation and Another (The “C Challenger”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (Foxton J) [2020] EWHC 3448 (Comm) – 16 December 2020

Online Published Date : 01 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1072 - 01 January 2021

Charterparty – Misrepresentation – Whether owners misrepresented vessel’s fuel consumption – Whether owners in repudiatory breach of charter – Whether charterers entitled to rescind or terminate charter for misrepresentation or repudiatory breach – Whether charterers affirmed charter – Whether guarantor liable – Whether Statute of Frauds satisfied

London Arbitration 3/21

Online Published Date : 14 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1073 - 14 January 2021

Demurrage – Delay in cargo reaching loading port – Whether “force majeure” – Whether delay caused by master’s unreasonable conduct – Liability for delay caused by stevedores refusing to discharge cargo – Whether demurrage claim time-barred – Whether owners entitled to “bunker deviation costs” following agreement to add additional discharge port

London Arbitration 2/21

Online Published Date : 14 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1073 - 14 January 2021

Contract – Implied term – Quantum meruit – Claimants agreeing to tranship quantity of bauxite in bulk from respondents’ anchored vessel – Contract providing for payment of storage charges at daily rate of US$1,000 per “one barge” irrespective of quantity carried – Parties agreeing addendum to provide for increase in amount transhipped – Claimants providing larger seagoing vessel to tranship additional quantity – Addendum not making express provision for storage charges – Whether implied term that storage rate would increase – Whether claimants entitled to quantum meruit at increased storage rate

Trans-Tec International Srl and Another v The owners and/or demise charterers of the vessel “Columbus” – QBD (Admlty Ct) (Mr Admiralty Registrar Davison) [2020] EWHC 3443 (Admlty) – 17 December 2020

Online Published Date : 29 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1074 - 29 January 2021

Admiralty practice – Priorities – Claims by US bunker suppliers for bunkers supplied plus contractual interest, administration fee and costs – Whether claims for interest, administration fee and costs fell within court’s admiralty jurisdiction – Whether claims established

London Arbitration 4/21

Online Published Date : 29 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1074 - 29 January 2021

Contract – Towage – Tugowner contracting to tow two barges from North Sea port to Black Sea port – Whether port agency charges payable – Whether sheltering in Atlantic Spanish port justified – Whether tug unseaworthy – Whether lack of good faith on part of tugowner – Calculation of Free Time – Whether tugowner entitled to Delay Payments – Whether tugowner entitled to costs of foreign proceedings

Lavender Shipmanagement Inc v Ibrahima Sory Affretement Trading SA and Others (The “Majesty”) – QBD (Comm Ct) (Calver J) [2020] EWHC 3462 (Comm) – 16 December 2020

Online Published Date : 29 January 2021 | Appeared in issue: 1074 - 29 January 2021

Arbitration – Jurisdiction – Five bills of lading each incorporating charterparty arbitration clause – Cargo interests alleging cargo damage – Shipowners’ P&I Club issuing letter of undertaking – Whether LOU constituted agreement to consolidate arbitrations into single ad hoc arbitration – Whether notice of arbitration valid – Whether extensions of time valid