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“Liepaya” UBC Chartering Ltd. -v- Liepaya Shipping Co. Ltd

10th Nov 1999

[1999] 1 Lloyds Rep 649

Timothy Brenton Q.C. – Time charterparty, whether rejection of vessel for loading caustic soda caused by shipowners’ breach.

Charter-party (Time) – Cargo contamination – Rejection – Vessel twice rejected for loading of caustic soda – Vessel missed laydays and sub-charter cancelled – Vessel redelivered on one day’s notice of redelivery – Loadings of first foot of caustic soda demonstrated contamination by palm oil – Mechanism by which palm oil emerged into caustic soda – Whether vessel unseaworthy – Quantum in respect of redelivery and failure to mitigate.