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“Charlotte C” Carisbrooke Shipping CV5 -v- Bird Port Ltd

13th Sep 2005

[2005] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 626

Richard Waller – Negligence – Occupiers’ liability – Vessel sustaining bottom damage – Whether damage caused while vessel berthed at defendant’s port – Whether damage caused by steel coil at bottom of berth – Whether defendant in breach of duty of care – Damages – Whether loss of profits to be assessed on basis of increased rate of hire for later voyage – Whether claimant entitled to recover for loss of superintendent’s time – Whether claimant entitled to recover “agency” of one per cent of proved damages.