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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