A floating but listing restaurant

A naval architect was appointed to design a barge, that was intended to be used as a floating restaurant. There were stability issues stemming from the fact that the architect had failed to take into account the weight of the vessel’s mooring system and access footbridge, and this led to a visible list.

The cost of the necessary repair provided by the barge owner came to €25,000, which the architect felt was fair and reasonable, and that the suggested repair would correct the barge’s list.

The repairs were duly carried out at the architect’s expense, which was reimbursed by ITIC.

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