Delphina Tanker Corp. v. Axel Johnson Energy Corp. (The “Delphina”) – SMA No. 3508, 5 Feb 1999

ASBATANKVOY -- BERTH -- DISPORT -- CHANNEL -- PORT -- ARBITRATION -- Charterer Award En route to berth at disport, the Vessel ran aground on an unchartered obstruction and spilled 16,000 gal. of cargo into the channel. The Owners argued that the berth was obviously unsafe due to the presence of an undiscovered rock at berth and demanded compensation. The Charterers, however, maintain that the berth was safe while citing instances of sister vessels berthing at port with no incidents.
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