In John Thomas Pratt v Aigaion Insurance Co SA – Lawtel 27.11.08 the Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal from the decision reported in the March 2008 bulletin and held that there was no breach of a warranty in a marine insurance policy that required the owner or experienced skipper to be on board and in charge at all times in circumstances where the vessel, while it was safely alongside, had been damaged by fire while its crew was ashore. The purpose of the warranty, read as a whole, was to protect the vessel in circumstances in which the crew could be expected to be on board, such as when it was being navigated.