*Transgrain Shipping BV v Deiulemar Shipping SpA (in liquidation) and another

Arbitration – Award. Disputes arose between the owners and charterers of a vessel that was hijacked by pirates. The claimant sub-charter of the vessel applied, under s 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996, to set aside an award of an arbitral tribunal on the grounds that the tribunal had lacked jurisdiction to make it. The Commercial Court, dismissing the application, held that the tribunal had had jurisdiction to make the award and had correctly found that an inconsistency between a clause in the charterparty and of the 'BIMCO' arbitration clauses should be resolved in favour of the BIMCO arbitration clauses.

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