Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 15 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 2674 (Comm)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court

Phillips J

Representation Yash Kulkarni and Koye Akoni (instructed by Duval Vassiliades) for Regulus.
  Nevil Phillips and Christopher Jay (instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) for Lundin.
Judgment Dates: 27 October 2016


Shipping - Towage contract - Breach of contract - Claimant company (Regulus) contracting to use tug to pull vessel owned by defendants (together, Lundin) - Dispute arising regarding towing - Whether Lundin being in breach of obligation to provide vessel in light ballast condition and, if so, whether breach causing delay to voyage - Whether Regulus being entitled to delay payments - Whether parties intending to guarantee particular speed - Whether Regulus or Lundin repudiating contract.

The Case

Shipping Towage contract. The Commercial Court made rulings in a case concerning breach of contract in the towing of a vessel by the claimant's tug. The court held that, among other things, the claimant had repudiated the contract and the defendant companies had accepted the repudiation. The defendants were entitled to damages in respect of the additional costs of making alternative towing arrangements.

Practice Areas

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