Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd. v. Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. (The “Athos I”) – US Court of Appeal (Third Circuit), 16 May 2013

ASBATANKVOY -- SAFE PORT WARRANTY -- "APPROACH" DEFINED -- Owner Award Owner appealed the U.S. District Court ruling for exoneration from or limitation of liability resulting from the Vessel striking a partially submerged anchor in its approach to the Charterer’s discharge terminal. Per Owner, Charterer breached the safe berth warranty. Per Charterer, the incident occurred outside its area of control and the Owner is responsible for port draft restrictions by virtue of the port being named in the charter party.
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