• Date: 01/01/2010

The English High Court considered whether the NYPE off-hire clause applied when a ship was detained by pirates. The charterer had placed the ship off hire for the duration of the detention, but failed to persuade the court that the piracy and hostage event should fall within the off-hire clause.  The court pointed out that parties should expressly provide for seizure events if they wished their rights to be certain.

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