Issue 9, 2009 - TS Singapore - “To” Shanghai or “towards” Shanghai.

The facts of the case were rather unusual. Having loaded a cargo of containers at Yokohama, Japan the charterer instructed the TS SINGAPORE to proceed to Shanghai. However, the ship then collided with a breakwater during a typhoon. After a period of delay, the ship’s classification society imposed conditions which required the ship to proceed to Hong Kong to discharge all of her cargo and then to a repair yard in China, which the ship duly did.