“Kyzikos” Bulk Transport Group -v- Seacrystal Shipping

Charles Priday

[1989] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1; [1987] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 122; [1987] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 48; [1988] 3 WLR 858; [1987] 1 WLR 1565; [1989] AC 1264; [1988] 3 All ER 745

Charles Priday acted in this House of Lords decision, leading case on commencement of laytime.

Charter-party (Voyage) – Demurrage – Commencement of laytime – Vessel tendered notice of readiness – Discharging berth available but vessel unable to proceed to it because of fog – Whether laytime commenced when notice of readiness given – Effect of “WIBON” provision – Whether owners entitled to rely on words “always accessible berth(s)”.

Date added: June 23rd, 1988


Area of Expertise

Shipping, admiralty & transport