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Frota Oceanica Brasiliera S.A. And Another –v- Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Ltd.

30th Jul 1996

[1996] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 461; [1995] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 254

Dominic Kendrick and Adam Fenton – Arbitration – Arbitrator – Appointment – Collision between plaintiffs’ vessel and another – P. & I. Club insured plaintiffs’ vessel for one fourth of collision liability – Running down clause – Claim against club – Whether parties agreed to arbitrate – Allegations of inordinate and inexcusable delay in prosecuting arbitration – Whether application to appoint arbitrator should be granted.