SALVAGE CLAIMS BY PARTIES ACTING IN THE COURSE AND SCOPE OF STATUTORY DUTIES: MV “CLEOPATRA DREAM”

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
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Bowman Gilfillan successfully acted for the defendant in the reported matter of the mv “Cleopatra Dream”.rnrnThe plaintiff, Transnet Limited (“Transnet”), the state controlled national port operator in South Africa, claimed salvage against the defendant, the mv “Cleopatra Dream” and cargo for coming to her aid in a time of distress. While within port limits and under the direction of a pilot employed by Transnet the vessel experienced a power failure. She was drifting towards shallow water and the pilot requested harbour tug assistance.

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