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A Convention on judicial sales of ships?

Online Published Date : 05 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Vol 16 No 04 - 01 May 2016

At the IMO’s Legal Committee LEG102 in 2015, a Draft Convention on the judicial sale of ships was considered. The Legal Committee’s verdict was that CMI should demonstrate a “compelling need” for such a convention, and should seek to get IMO member states and other UN agencies on board with the project. The Draft Convention will be considered again at LEG103 in June 2016. Will CMI be able to demonstrate a compelling need for a Convention?

More trouble with bunkers

Online Published Date : 05 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Vol 16 No 04 - 01 May 2016

Two recent cases on bunker supplies shed further light on the legal situation surrounding supplies. In both cases, a string of contracts and the use of middlemen had caused there to be confusion as to who was liable when the piggy-in-the-middle failed to fulfill its obligations.

Package limitation: Hague or Hague-Visby Rules?

Online Published Date : 05 May 2016 | Appeared in issue: Vol 16 No 04 - 01 May 2016

In Yemgas FZCO and Others v Superior Pescadores SA (The Superior Pescadores) [2016] EWCA Civ 101, the Court of Appeal considered the fairly straightforward question of which set of Hague Rules to apply – the original 1924 set or the amended set. On 24 February 2016 Longmore, and McCombe LJJ dismissed the appeal from the decision of the first instance judge.