MV ALINA II: JUDGE DECLARES CHARTERPARTY A FRAUD

By Jeremy Prain Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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The MV Alina II suffered serious hull damage at the Saldanha Bay berth in 2009. The vessel's charterer, Prima Shipping Company Limited, brought an application in the Western Cape High Court to set aside an arrest of bunkers aboard the vessel in South Africa as security for contemplated London arbitration proceedings by Kumba Shipping Hong Kong Limited, a subsidiary of Anglo-American plc (one of the world's largest mining companies). Applications of this nature are usually decided on the basis of affidavits filed by both parties, followed by argument.

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