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Associated ship arrests: recent judgment establishes important principles

South Africa - April 9 2015 In the recent judgment of "The Owners of the mv "Silver Star" v Hilane Limited"*, several important principles were established, namely: Full effect…

Kate Pitman, Jacqui Kaufmann, Tony Norton, Ryan Reddy

Shipping 2014: South Africa

South Africa - October 30 2013 When does title in the ship pass from the shipbuilder to the shipowner? Can the parties agree to change when title will pass? Usually shipbuilding…

Kate Pitman, Tony Norton

The MV OLIVA oil spill highlights the inadequacies of South African oil pollution compensation legislation

South Africa - May 5 2011 On 16 March 2011, the MV OLIVA, a 75 300 ton bulk carrier en-route from Santos, Brazil to Singapore laden with a cargo of 60 000 tons whole raw soya beans, ran aground in the South Atlantic on the remote Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha.