North Pacific Carriers, Ltd. v. AOT, Ltd. (The “Proteus”) – SMA No. 3136, 20 Dec 1994

ASBATANKVOY --PORT -- DISPORT -- TERMINAL -- DRAFT -- BERTH -- DEMURRAGE -- LIGHTERING -- BARGE -- Owner Award Upon arrival at the Charterer’s nominated port, the Vessel was loaded beyond the disport terminal’s published draft. So because the berth was unreachable upon arrival, the Owner subsequently submitted a demurrage claim for the time spent awaiting the Charterer’s lightering barges. The Charterer, however, cited other instances where vessels with greater drafts had berthed safely at the terminal.
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