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“Jute Express” State Trading Corporation Of India –v- Doyle Carriers Inc. and Others

19th Feb 1991

[1991] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 55

Timothy Brenton – Admiralty practice – General average – Collision gave rise to general average expenditure – Plaintiffs’ contribution to general average assessed – Plaintiffs alleged vessel not manned by competent crew – Carriers counterclaimed general average contribution -Whether plaintiffs should have leave to defend counterclaim – Whether carriers entitled to judgment for fixed sum – Whether damages should be assessed