Giant Shipping, Ltd. v. Tauber Oil Co. (The “Posidon”) – SMA No. 3732, 8 Apr 2002

ASBATANKVOY -- BERTH -- LOADPORT -- ROB -- LSWR -- DEMURRAGE -- TANK -- Split Award Because the Vessel berthed at loadport with over 2000 bbls of residual LSWR (previous cargo), the Charterer refused Vessel loading and ordered extensive tank cleaning. The Owners submitted demurrage for the cleaning delay because they argue that the tanks met the contracted cleaning stipulations, while the Charterers counterclaim for the cleaning costs maintaining that the excessive residue rendered the Vessel unready to load.
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