Bunker quality dispute

  • Date: 01/01/2001

Defective bunkers were supplied to a ship chartered out by a Member which caused substantial damage to the ship's engines and loss of earnings during repairs. A claim was brought against the charterer but was unsuccessful due to the wording of the charterparty. A direct action was subsequently commenced against the bunker supplier.

The Club advised the Member over the initial response to the incident and met the initial investigative costs, including consultation with experts and subsequently supported both the member's costs of the claim against the charterer, and the resulting costs liability. The Clubs also met the costs of the direct action against the bunker supplier.

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