Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 107 (Mar)
Court: Commercial Court

Tomlinson J

Representation Christopher Hancock QC and Karen Maxwell (instructed by Elborne Mitchell) for V.
  Jeremy Cooke QC and Robert Bright (instructed by Richards Butler) for the owners.
Judgment Dates: 9 March 2001


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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