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Vinmar International Ltd and another -v- Theresa Navigation SA

7th Mar 2001

[2001] 2 All ER (Comm) 243

Robert Bright – Negligence – Causation – Intervening act – Conduct of claimant – Contamination of parcel of ethylene – Coolant parcel indicating vessel unsuitable for carriage of ethylene – Loading continuing notwithstanding indication – Master playing little part in loading process – Owners admitting vessel unfit to carry ethylene – Whether decision to continue loading constituting intervening act

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