Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co Of Chicago And Xenofon Maritime SA v Alliance Assurance Co Ltd: 1986

(‘The Captain Panagos DP’) The ship ran aground in the red sea. While aground it suffered a major fire. The owners submitted a claim on the basis that it was a total loss, or in the alternative, that they could recover a partial claim arising from each event. The underwriters said that each loss had been connived at or procured by the owners.
Held: The claim was rejected. The vessel had been deliberately run aground and then set on fire.
Evans J defined a fraudulent claim as ‘one which is made on the basis that facts exist which constitute a loss by an insured peril, when to the knowledge of the assured those alleged facts are untrue’.


Evans J


[1986] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 470


England and Wales

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Updated: 21 May 2022; Ref: scu.623436