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“Hawk” Oceanfocus Shipping -v- Hyundai MM

17th Aug 1998

[1999] 1 Lloyd’s Rep.176

Charles Priday acted in this Leading case on the effect of the New York Produce Exchange Inter Club Agreement

Charter-party (Time) – Inter-Club agreement – Condition precedent – Carriage of goods from Far East and U.S.A. – Bills of lading issued by charterers – Cargo interests’ claims settled by charterers – Charterers claimed to be indemnified by owners under inter-club agreement – Owners argued mate’s receipts not produced for some claims and bills of lading not signed in accordance with mate’s receipts – Whether a condition precedent to recovery under inter-club agreement that bill of lading must have been authorized by charter-party.

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