Special Issue, June 2010 - UK Defence Club Supports Member in Landmark Ruling on Piracy

The SALDANHA was chartered on a standard NYPE charter. The off-hire clause read:

“...that in the event of the loss of time from default and/or deficiency of men including strike of Officers and/or crew or deficiency of stores, fire, breakdown or damages to hull, machinery or equipment, grounding, detention by average accidents to ship or cargo, dry-docking for the purpose of examination or painting bottom, or by any other cause preventing the full working of the vessel, the payment of hire shall cease for the time thereby lost.”