Trammochem v. dow Benelux N.V. and Atofina-Petrofina SA and AP Moeller and Igloo Shipping AS (The “LPG/C Igloo Norse”) – SMA No. 4021, 18 Dec 2007

ASBATANKVOY -- CARGO CONTAMINATION -- BURDEN OF PROOF -- PRIMA FACIE -- DEMURRAGE -- Charterer Award On arrival at the discharge port, the cargo was found to be contaminated and the Receivers refused delivery. Charterer presented a prima facie claim showing that there was no apparent contamination in the cargo as it was delivered to the Vessel. The Panel sorted through a wealth of information to ascertain the source of cargo contamination, and explains the process of discovery.
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