QCR Autumn 2019: Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur SDN BHD & Anor  EWCA Civ 1102
On 5 November 2015, the Fundao dam in Brazil where iron ore is mined, burst, halting production at the mine. Charterers had a long term COA with Owners for shipments of iron ore pellets from two ports in Brazil to two ports in Malaysia. Between July 2015 and June 2016, Charterers failed to provide cargoes under the COA for seven shipments. While Charterers had no defence in respect of the 1st and 2ndshipments, they cited "accidents at the mine" in clause 32 of the COA to excuse themselves from liability in respect of the 3rd to 7th shipments.
The claimant (Mrs McKeever) owned and lived on Creola (a 15m sailing yacht). On 19 March 2014, the yacht ran aground in the Sulu Sea. The hull had not been breached but as the yacht could not be refloated, the claimant abandoned her, having secured and padlocked the hatches.
QCR Autumn 2019: Obligations of a vessel crossing traffic lanes in a Traffic Separation Scheme under COLREGS and the proper use of VHF radio communications between passing vessels
The "Mount Apo" and the "Hanjin Ras Laffan"  SGHC 57
QCR Summer 2019: Delivery of cargo to a person not entitled to delivery under the bill of lading does not cause the bill to be spent
The "Yue You 902" and another matter  SGHC 106
Aprile SpA and Others v Elin Maritime Ltd (The "Elin") - QBD (Comm Ct)  EWHC 1001 (Comm) - 18 April 2019
QCR Summer 2019: Insurance - Duty of fair presentation - Waiver of disclosure - the Insurance Act 2015
Young v Royal and Sun Alliance Plc  CSOH 32 - The Scottish Court
Zagora Management Ltd and Others v Zurich Insurance Plc, Zurich Building Control Services Ltd, and East West Insurance Co Ltd -  EWHC 140 (TCC)
QCR Summer 2019: Proprietary interest in cargo not required to bring a claim in negligence for pure economic loss
Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd v Heroic Warrior Inc.  SGHC 143
QCR Summer 2019: Reminder from the courts that the vessel's passage planning is an aspect of seaworthiness
ALIZE 1954 AND ANOTHER v ALLIANZ ELEMENTAR VERSICHERUNGS AG AND OTHERS (THE "CMA CGM LIBRA")  EWHC 481 (Admlty)
QCR Spring 2019: Cargo of containerised bagged coffee beans found to be damaged by condensation - Inherent vice - Whether carrier failed properly and carefully to load and carry the goods
VOLCAFE LTD AND OTHERS v COMPANIA SUD AMERICANA DE VAPORES SA  UKSC 61 - 5th December 2018 - THE SUPREME COURT
QCR Spring 2019: Carriage of goods by road -Goods lost in transit between Finland and United Kingdom - Which Court has jurisdiction?
ZURICH INSURANCE PLC AND ANOTHER V ABNORMAL LOAD SERVICES (INTERNATIONAL) LTD  1 Lloyd's Rep. 54 - 11 July 2018 - COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
QCR Spring 2019: Bright Shipping Ltd v The Changhong Group (HK) Ltd (The "CF Crystal" and The "Sanchi") - High Ct of Hong Kong SAR (CFI) (Anthony Chan J)  HKCFI 2474 - 15 November 2018
Bright Shipping Ltd v The Changhong Group (HK) Ltd (The "CF Crystal" and The "Sanchi") - High Ct of Hong Kong SAR (CFI) (Anthony Chan J)  HKCFI 2474 - 15 November 2018
Stallion Eight Shipping Co SA v NatWest Markets plc (The "MV Alkyon")  EWCA 2760
QCR Spring 2019: Remedies for delivery without production of bill of lading -Company director personally liable for procuring a breach of an agency agreement
Michael Fielding Wolff v Trinity Logistics  EWCA CIV 2765 (12th December 2018)
QCR Spring 2019: What constitutes a serious irregularity in salvage arbitration - Appeal arbitrator increasing award in reliance on hypothetical scenario not featuring in grounds of appeal nor in appeal hearing
Navigator Spirit SA v Five Oceans Salvage SA (The "Flag Mette")
Taylor v Van Dutch Marine -  EWHC 324 (Ch)
QCR Spring 2019: Whether holder of bill of lading bound to submit to arbitration of demurrage dispute notwithstanding it had not exercised rights of suit
SEA MASTER SHIPPING INC v ARAB BANK (SWITZERLAND) LTD (THE "SEA MASTER")  1 Lloyd's Rep. 101 - 25th July 2018
This was a collision claim brought by the Owners of "Arctic Bridge" against the Owners of "Tian E Zuo". As in any collision claim, the facts of the dispute are crucial to the court's findings but the facts of this case are particularly complex.
QCR Winter 2018: Carriage of goods by sea - Contract of carriage in charterparty or bill of lading...
Carriage of goods by sea - Contract of carriage in charterparty or bill of lading - Can cargo interests sue under straight bill of lading - Whether voluntary salvors entitled to be rewarded - Whether cargo interests entitled to recover transhipment costs - Whether cargo interests liable to contribute in general average if vessel not seaworthy at the commencement of the voyage