Parsons Corporation and others v CV Scheepvaartonderneming “Happy Ranger”: ComC 9 Feb 2006

A large cylinder part was damaged as it was being loaded on board the Happy Ranger in Italy. A hook on the crane was brittle and did not meet the approriate specification. It had not been tested as required.


Mrs Justice Gloster DBE


[2006] EWHC 122 (Comm)




England and Wales


CitedW. Angliss v Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co 1927
Wright J held: ‘The Carriage of Goods by Sea Acts have introduced a new and obligatory code of responsibilities and immunities as affecting carriers under bills of lading in place of the former rule that carriers by sea, while generally under the . .
CitedNorthern Shipping Company v Deutsche Seereederei Gmbh and others (‘The Kapitan Sakharov’) CA 3-Mar-2000
A carrier: (a) should not be exposed to an infinite liability in time; and (b) is not, without more, liable for latent defects in a vessel before it acquired it. The relevant failure to exercise due diligence must relate to the performance of a . .
CitedRiverstone Meat Co Pty Ltd v Lancashire Shipping Co (‘The Muncaster Castle’) HL 1961
Persons employed by a carrier in the work of keeping or making a vessel seaworthy are the carrier’s agents whose diligence or lack of it is attributable to the carrier. A shipowner’s or carrier’s duty under Article III, Rule 1 would not start and he . .
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Contract, Negligence, Transport

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