|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 85 (Apr)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 844 (Comm)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court|
|Representation||Chirag Karia QC (instructed by Clyde & Co) for the claimant.|
|Claire Blanchard QC (instructed by Stephenson Harwood) for the defendant.|
|Judgment Dates:||4 April 2012|
Shipping - Freight - Lien - General average - Vessel falling into hands of pirates - Shipowner declaring general average following payment of ransom releasing vessel - Claimant providing insurers' guarantee for part of cargo but refusing to provide general average security for whole of cargo - Shipowner exercising lien over cargo and seeking costs of storage and preservation - Arbitration tribunal finding shipowner entitled to exercise lien and recover costs of storage - Claimant appealing - Whether shipowner entitled to exercise lien over whole of cargo - Whether shipowner entitled to recover costs of storage of cargo.