“CMA CGM LIBRA” General Average Defence – Alternative link

Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance — By on March 8, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Inadequate passage planning renders vessel unseaworthy 

We have been alerted that some readers are having difficulty accessing the link in our original mailing. We apologise for the inconvenience and now share with you an alternative link below.

In a recent case before the English Admiralty Court, Clyde & Co successfully defended a shipowner’s claims for contributions in General Average following the grounding of the “CMA CGM LIBRA” which was carrying cargo with a value in excess of US$500 million and almost 8,000 tons of bunkers.

The Court held that the vessel’s passage plan was inadequate, resulting in a significant judgment that highlights the need for shipowners to ensure that careful, accurate passage planning is carried out, particularly when an intended voyage includes navigating in confined and difficult waters.

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Insight / Update – 08 March 2019

Case alert: “CMA CGM LIBRA” GENERAL AVERAGE DEFENCE

Inadequate passage planning renders vessel unseaworthy

We have been alerted that some readers are having difficulty accessing the link in our original mailing. We apologise for the inconvenience and now share with you an alternative link below.

In a recent case before the English Admiralty Court, Clyde & Co successfully defended a shipowner’s claims for contributions in General Average following the grounding of the “CMA CGM LIBRA” which was carrying cargo with a value in excess of US$500 million and almost 8,000 tons of bunkers.

The Court held that the vessel’s passage plan was inadequate, resulting in a significant judgment that highlights the need for shipowners to ensure that careful, accurate passage planning is carried out, particularly when an intended voyage includes navigating in confined and difficult waters.

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