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Shipping E-brief March 2021

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Insights / Supreme Court collides with navigational rules

19-02-2021 / Maritime

Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited v. Nautical Challenge Ltd (Ever Smart c/w Alexandra I) [2021] UKSC 6

Supreme Court collides with navigational rules

Insights / Cargo in “apparent good order and condition”: an invitation or representation?

12-02-2021 / Maritime

Noble Chartering Inc v. Priminds Shipping Hong Kong Co Ltd (Tai Prize) [2021] EWCA Civ 87

Cargo in “apparent good order and condition”: an invitation or representation?

Insights / Court considers whether vessel remained on hire during period of arrest – what a difference a word makes

17-03-2021 / Maritime

Navision Shipping A/S v. Precious Pearls Ltd and Conti Lines Shipping NV v. Navision Shipping A/S (m.v. Mookda Naree) [2021] EWHC 558 (Comm)

Court considers whether vessel remained on hire during period of arrest – what a difference a word makes

Insights / Court implies term into hire provision to give it business efficacy

19-03-2021 / Maritime

Regal Seas Maritime SA v. Oldendorff Carriers GmbH (New Hydra) [2021] EWHC 566 (Comm)

Court implies term into hire provision to give it business efficacy

Insights / Seeing double? Legal considerations for granting an “anti-anti-suit injunction”

25-02-2021 / Maritime

Specialised Vessel Services Limited v. MOP Marine Nigeria Limited (SVS Cochrane) [2021] EWHC 333 (Comm)

Seeing double? Legal considerations for granting an “anti-anti-suit injunction”

Insights / New rules on witness evidence: is your statement compliant?

15-02-2021 / Maritime

Significant changes to the rules governing the preparation of witness statements will come into force on 6 April 2021. They will apply, with a few exceptions, to all trial witness statements signed on or after that date in Business and Property Court proceedings, although they will not apply to Admiralty Court proceedings until at the earliest 1 October 2020.

New rules on witness evidence: is your statement compliant?

Insights / Court declines to imply term on additional security into guarantees

18-03-2021 / Maritime

CVLC Three Carrier Corp and another v. Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company [2021] EWHC 551 (Comm)

Court declines to imply term on additional security into guarantees

Insights / UAE ratifies the 1996 Protocol to LLMC 1976

16-02-2021 / Maritime

On 10 October 1957, the International Convention relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Sea-Going Ships was signed in Brussels (the “Brussels Convention”). On 19 November 1976, the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims Convention 1976 (the “LLMC”) was signed in London, addressing some of the pitfalls in the Brussels Convention. The LLMC continues to be the “base” Convention regulating shipowners’ ability to limit liability in certain circumstances.

UAE ratifies the 1996 Protocol to LLMC 1976

Insights / Anti-suit injunctions: delay at your peril!

08-02-2021 / Maritime

A v. B (MV Star Moira) [2020] EWHC 3657 (Comm)

Anti-suit injunctions: delay at your peril!

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