Golden Fleece Maritime Inc. v. ST Shipping & Transport Inc. (the “Elli” and “Frixos”) – English Court of Appeal, 23 May 2008

SHELLTIME 4 -- VESSEL FITNESS FOR SERVICE WHEN REGULATIONS RESTRICTING CARGOES CHANGE -- MARPOL -- SEAWORTHINESS -- Charterer Award Two vessels were contracted for the carriage of fuel oils, but following the fixture, MARPOL regulations were changed, requiring fuel oil to be carried only in double-hulled ships. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's decision, and described what changes could have been made to the two vessels to bring them in compliance with the new MARPOL regulations.
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