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“Abt Rasha”

31st Jul 2000

[2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 575; [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 8

Alistair Schaff QC and Adam Fenton – General average – Non-separation agreement – Construction – Bigham clause – Vessel carrying cargo of oil from Saudi Arabia to Rotterdam – Vessel encountered severe weather and hydraulic steering pumps became heavily damaged – Vessel diverted to port of refuge and general average declared – Contribution from cargo-owners capped under Bigham clause – Whether shipowners could recover balance from hull underwriters