Withdrawal dispute

  • Date: 01/01/2001

A charterer declared a ship off hire alleging that the ship's condition rendered her unseaworthy and that the ship had been rejected by cargo interests. The Club appointed an independent surveyor to inspect who reported that the ship was in good condition and that there were lengthy delays at the load port.

The Club advised the member on its position and appointed senior counsel to advise on the Member's right to withdraw the ship.The Club the supported the Member in a claim by the charterer for wrongful withdrawal.

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