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“Laconian Confidence” Andre & Cie S.A. –v- Orient Shipping (Rotterdam) B.V.

9th Oct 1996

[1997] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 139

Dominic Kendrick – Charter-party (Time) – Off-hire – “Other causes” – Interference of authorities – Construction – Vessel delayed by port authority because of presence remaining on board of residue sweepings – Whether vessel “off-hire” by reason of “any other cause” – Whether authority’s reaction was ejusdem generis to named cause of detention by average accident – Whether full working of vessel prevented.

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