|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 107 (Mar)|
|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.