The tribunal in a recent London arbitration (20/10) considered Owners’ entitlement to demurrage or damages for two periods of delay. The vessel (chartered on the Asbatankvoy form) was first arrested by the Indonesian Navy at the loadport. It then suffered further delay when complying with Charterers’ instructions to proceed to an intermediate port for cargo sampling.  

In reaching its decision, the tribunal also considered Articles IV rule 3 and IV rule 6 of the Hague Visby Rules.

A detailed summary of the tribunal’s conclusions is available on i-law.