By way of follow up to our blog on this matter dated 3 May 2016, the Commercial Court heard a further arbitration appeal earlier this month arising out of the detention of the vessel at Puerto la Cruz on 19 September 2014.

The vessel was chartered on an amended Shelltime 4 form, and the vessel remained at Puerto la Cruz at the time judgment was given.

This appeal related to two issues:

  1. Whether the Charterers’ employment order could still be said to be the cause of the continued arrest of the vessel; and
  2. Whether drydocking costs which Owners saved as a result of the vessel being under arrest should be deducted from their claim for damages.

Continue Reading CV Stealth – Arrest of vessel under Shelltime 4 – causation