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“Kapitan Sakharov” Northern Shipping Co. -v- Deutsche Seereederei G.M.B.H. And Others

03rd Mar 2000

[2000] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 255

Robert Bright – Carriage by sea – Unseaworthiness – Due diligence – Undeclared and dangerous cargo – Explosion caused fire on deck and vessel sank – Whether explosion caused by undeclared and dangerous cargo – Whether stowage of cargo below deck rendered vessel unseaworthy – Whether shipowners exercised due diligence to make vessel seaworthy – Whether shipowners entitled to be indemnified by shippers of undeclared and dangerous cargo – Whether shipowners exercised due diligence in connection with shipment of undeclared and dangerous cargo