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3 Oct 2017

Press Article: Avoiding environmental liability in the hurricane season

Leanne O'Loughlin explains the tests that need to be passed to rely on an 'Act of God' defence, in an article in Insurance Day.

14 Sep 2017

Web Alert: Hurricane Irma – issues arising under contracts of carriage

The disruption to cargo vessels recently caused by Hurricane Irma has raised a number of legal issues.

8 Sep 2017

Web Alert: US Coastguard sets port conditions in anticipation of the Hurricane Irma

These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray or Whiskey remain in effect.

7 Sep 2017

Web Alert: Hurricane Harvey - update on affected ports

This update details the ports and waterways that are open for day and night transit (with some restrictions).

6 Jul 2015

Web alert: Hurricane Sandy Qualifies as 'Act of God'; US COGSA Defence Successful

For an Act of God defence to succeed under COGSA, the carrier needs to prove that the damage was caused by an unexpected natural event and could not have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care.

10 Mar 2015

Web alert: ‘The critical combination’: what constitutes an unsafe port?

The safe port warranty in charterparties (time and voyage) offers an important protection to owners. It holds a charterer liable for any loss occasioned by their nomination of a port that is deemed ‘unsafe’. This article looks at the complexity of defining this term.

12 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Typhoon Haiyan causes havoc over the weekend

Super-typhoon Haiyan continued to cause havoc in Philippine waters over the weekend

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