Kuwait Rocks Co v AMN Bulkcarriers Inc (The Astra)  EWHC 865 (Comm)
On 18 April 2013, Flaux J handed down his judgment in Kuwait Rocks Co v AMN Bulkcarriers Inc (The Astra). The judgment provides long-awaited clarification that clause 5 of the NYPE form (the obligation to pay hire) is a condition of the contract, the breach of which entitles Owners to recover both unpaid hire as at the date of withdrawal and damages for future loss of earnings.
Reed Smith acted for the successful Owners.
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