PRIMINDS SHIPPING (HK) CO LTD v NOBLE CHARTERING INC (THE “TAI PRIZE”)
 Lloyd's Rep. Plus 62
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION (COMMERCIAL COURT)
Before His Honour Judge Pelling QC (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)
Carriage of goods by sea – Master invited to sign bill of lading stating cargo shipped in apparent good order and condition – Cargo found to be damaged on discharge – Chinese courts holding shipowner liable to receivers – Head charterers settling with shipowner – Head charterers claiming indemnity from sub-charterers – Whether misrepresentation by master – Whether sub-charterers liable to indemnify head charterers – Hague Rules, article III, rules 3 and 5.