Eagle Valencia

  • Date: 01/01/2010

The Court of Appeal considered the owner’s claim for demurrage under an amended Shellvoy 5 charter with Shell additional clauses. A dispute arose because the ship was not granted free pratique within 6 hours of issuing notice of readiness. Although a second notice of readiness was given when the ship was granted free pratique, when the owner submitted its demurrage claim it did not include the second notice of readiness in the supporting documents. The court held that the owner’s claim was time barred and made clear the importance of fully complying with time limit provisions in a charter.

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