“Hill Harmony” Whistler International Ltd. -v- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. -v- Tokai Shipping Co. Ltd.

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC

[1998] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 367, [1998] 3 WLR 184, [1999] QB 72, [1998] 4 All ER 286

Rebecca Sabben-Clare – Charter-party (Time) – Employment – Navigation – Charterers ordered vessel to follow great circle route – Master disregarded orders and followed more southerly route – Voyage took longer and more bunkers consumed – Whether charterers’ orders related to employment or navigation – Whether owners in breach of charter – Whether failure to proceed with utmost despatch.

Date added: February 20th, 1998

Area of Expertise

Shipping, admiralty & transport