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“Fina Samco” International Fina Services A.G. -v- Katrina Shipping Ltd. And Tonen Tanker Kabushiki Kaisha

17th May 1995

[1995] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 344; [1994] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 153

Stephen Hofmeyr and Andrew Wales – Charter-party (Time) – Duty to maintain clause – Indemnity – Off-hire – Eleven stoppages of discharge due to boiler trouble – Vessel ordered off berth due to deteriorating weather conditions – Seawater found to have entered boiler through crack in condenser – Whether owners failed to comply with duty to maintain obligation – Whether vessel off-hire – Whether charterers entitled to be indemnified for loss of time.