Jardine Shipping Co., Ltd. v. Citgo Asphalt Refining Co. (The “Mara”) – SMA No. 3744, 10 Jul 2002

ASBATANKVOY -- DIRTY CARGO -- CONTRACT OF AFFREIGHTMENT -- CONTAMINATION -- SWEET CARGO -- FREIGHT -- Owner Award After transporting several dirty cargos as instructed in the COA, the Charterer ordered the OBO Vessel to load a "sweet" cargo. The Vessel began loading, but when foot samples were taken, the freight was noticeably contaminated. At arbitration, the Owners claim that the Charterers had no proof of Vessel-caused contamination due to lack of shore samples and unreliable analysis reports.
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