Alize 1954 and another v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG and others

Shipping – General average. The claimant companies' claim in a shipping dispute failed. The claimants alleged that the cause of a container vessel grounding whilst leaving a Chinese port had been an uncharted shoal. The Admiralty Court held, in dismissing the claim, that the cause of the casualty had been the unseaworthiness of the vessel because it had carried a defective passage plan, which had led to the master's negligent navigation.

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