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“Hamburg Star”

29th Oct 1993

[1994] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 399

Adam Fenton – Carriage by sea – Jurisdiction – Application to strike out – Stay of action – Bills of lading issued by plaintiffs in respect of all but three containers – Loss of containers – Whether plaintiffs had sufficient interest to sue in negligence or for alleged breach of shipowners duties – Whether claims for contribution and indemnity outside Admiralty jurisdiction – Whether claims should be struck out – Whether action should be stayed.
Admiralty practice – Stay of action – Loss of containers – Plaintiffs commenced proceedings in Cyprus – Defendants commenced limitation proceedings in Cyprus – Whether Cyprus more appropriate forum – Whether action should be stayed.

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