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P&I Week

P&I Week 2017.


9 - 12 October 2017


HFW, Friary Court


Our P&I Week this year centres on a fictional case study involving a collision in the Chinese port of Ningbo between a capesize bulk carrier and a 10,000 TEU container vessel operated by a US container line. As a result of the incident, the capesize ploughs into a busy working berth, knocking down two ageing gantry cranes in the Chinese port. The container vessel comes off no better: she is holed, takes in water and calls in LOF salvors to rescue her. During the salvage, an explosion occurs, GA is declared and ultimately the undamaged containers are transhipped to a new vessel for on-carriage. Resulting claims are pursued by a wide range of claimants in numerous jurisdictions.

We have 12 presentations developing the case study this year on a wide range of issues arising out of the incident including the value of VDR evidence, liability and quantum in FFO claims, dangerous goods misdeclarations, unsafe port allegations, off hire, US crew personal injuries and GA recoveries against cargo interests. Our presenters will address the inevitable multi-jurisdictional dimensions of the casualty, including the US personal injury claims, the Chinese regulatory regime and the cargo claims brought in Brazil, Hong Kong, the US and China.

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