Shipping Lawyers at Fichte and Co Finally Activated Arrest Documents to Rescue the Stranded Sailors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tough new measures drafted in over the past 18 months or so have bolstered shipping regulations in the UAE to end the abandonment of merchant navy sailors. Shipping operators now require compulsory insurance to cover crew salaries for up to four months, as well as repatriation costs. Other regulatory changes ban irresponsible owners from …

Double Jeopardy?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UK Supreme Court judgment on OW Bunker, The Judgment in Brief: The long awaited Judgment by the UK Supreme Court (“UKSC”) was handed down on 11th May 2016 in which they unanimously dismissed the appeal by PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC and Product Shipping and Trading S.A., the owners and managers of the Vessel Res …

Shipowners May Have To Pay Twice!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Although the outcomes of arrest proceedings are becoming more predictable to the reassurance of physical bunker suppliers, it appears that shipowners will continue to be at risk of having to pay OW Bunker or its assignees under London arbitration proceedings as well as the physical suppliers if their vessels are arrested in Dubai. Following …

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