Claims Review 5

01/01/1997
1. Consider at all times with whom you are negotiating.  Have you dealt with them before?  If in doubt check with the Club. 2. If requested to pass on information about any company to others (including your principal)...

01/01/1997
A cruise ship suffered a breakdown of both main engines due to contaminated lube oil and the owners submitted their claim for US$ 3million to their hull underwriters, who rejected it on the grounds that the engine breakdown was...

01/01/1997
Ship agents in Hamburg informed the Club in 1987 that they had been joined as joint defendants in court proceedings in Italy concerning unpaid customs duties.  Investigations revealed that an unknown person had used the...

01/01/1997
A Danish liner agent  booked four reefer containers of margarine from the same manufacturer, destined for two different consignees in different towns in Russia.  Two of the containers held margarine in 500 gm packs...

01/01/1997
A marine surveyor and occasional P&I correspondent was requested by a P&I Club to attend on board a ship to survey a cargo of 2,000 metric tonnes bulk fertiliser, which had been contaminated by residues from a previous...

01/01/1997
Brokers had acted on behalf of charterers in respect of a voyage charter from Nigeria to the US Gulf.  In subsequently negotiating the terms of a preliminary round trip whereby the charterers would discharge some cargo in...

01/01/1997
A German liner agent took a booking for 10,000 mt. of steel rails from Hamburg to China to be moved in three separate parcels of 5,000, 2,000 and 3,000 tonnes.  The agent had put forward details of the booking to the line,...

01/01/1997
The American agent for a cruise ship was on the receiving end of a legal suit from two stevedores.  In the course of loading baggage on the ship, the stevedores had met a friend in the ship's bar and joined him for a drink...

01/01/1997
A broker was representing charterers who fell behind in their obligations to pay hire to the owners.  The same brokers had also been involved in the sub-charter of the ship.  The owners threatened to approach the...

01/01/1997
Sale and purchase brokers representing the sellers of a vessel received a list of questions from the buyer's brokers including one as to whether the ship's underwater parts were painted with "SPC Colours". The sale...

01/01/1997
A North African oil company sent a circular to its panel of brokers informing them that tankers discharging at a certain North African port required a stern line.  About ten days later a London tanker broker re-negotiated...

01/01/1997
A sale and purchase broker acted for a shipyard in connection with the construction and purchase of three multi-purpose ships.  Under the terms of a separate commission agreement, the shipyard was to pay 2% of the purchase...

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