Sir John Jackson Ltd v Owners of Steamship ‘Blanche’ and Others: HL 28 Feb 1908

Charterers by demise are ‘owners’ within the meaning of section 3 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894, and can, therefore, under that section, claim the benefit of limitation of liability, conferred by sections 503 and 504, in respect of loss or damage caused by the improper navigation of the ship by their servants. [ Cf. section 71 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1906].
Judgment of Court of Appeal reversed.


Lord Chancellor (Loreburn), Lords Macnaghten, Robertson, Atkinson, and Collins


[1908] UKHL 984, 45 SLR 984




Merchant Shipping Act 1894 503


England and Wales


At First InstanceThe Hopper No 66 1906
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At CAThe Hopper No 66 CA 1907
Affirmed . .

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CitedGard Marine and Energy Ltd and Another v China National Chartering Company Ltd and Another SC 10-May-2017
The dispute followed the grounding of a tanker the Ocean Victory. The ship was working outside of a safe port requirement in the charterparty agreement. The contract required the purchase of insurance against maritime war and protection and . .
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Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.621498