UK Supreme Court Judgment in the “GLOBAL SANTOSH” [2016] UKSC 20

22 June 2016 No.823

In the “GLOBAL SANTOSH” case, the parties have disputed in the English courts whether the vessel was off-hire during the period of the arrest by the sub-charterers. The Supreme Court held that the period of the arrest by sub-charterers was off-hire, since the arrest was occasioned by a dispute between sub charterers (sellers) and buyers, and the sub charterers were not considered as the agent of the time charterers. Attached please find the comments on the judgment received from Ms. Joanne Waters of Ince & Co.(London Office), who is currently seconded to the Association.