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“Jay Bola” – Zainalabdin Payabi And Baker Rasti Lari V. Armstel Shipping Corporation And Panthai Shipping Ltd.

31st Jan 1992

[1992] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 62; [1992] 2 WLR 898; [1992] QB 907; [1992] 3 All ER 329

Timothy Brenton – Carriage by sea – Limitation of time – Damage to cargo – Vessel sold over three months before bill of lading issued – Plaintiffs issued and served writ on original shipowners – Limitation period expired – Plaintiffs obtained leave to add new shipowners as defendants in substitution of original shipowners and writ extended for four months – Whether such leave and extension should be set aside – Whether claim against new shipowners time barred – Whether plaintiffs entitled to amend writ