Japan Sun Oil Company v. Jo Tankers BV (The “JO Brevik”) – SMA No. 3919, 9 Apr 2006

BURDEN OF PROOF -- ARBITRATION -- CARGO CONTAMINATION -- CARGO -- PORT -- BURDEN OF PROOF -- Owner Award Upon arriving at the discharge port, the Vessel’s cargo was discovered to be heavily contaminated with sea water. The Charterers subsequently began arbitration to recover expenses; however the Charterer’s claim must prove that cargo quality was intact before voyage and was contaminated after discharge.
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