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  • NINETEENTH ANNUAL

    INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW ARBITRATION MOOT

    2018

    MEMORANDUM FOR RESPONDENT

    SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, PUNE

    TEAM 12

    ON BEHALF OF

    DYNAMIC SHIPPING LLC

    THE SHIP ‘MADAM DRAGONFLY’

    RESPONDENT

    AGAINST

    CERULEAN BEANS AND AROMAS

    LTD.

    CLAIMANT

    COUNSEL

    Joseph Thodukayil

    Aravind Vishnubhotla

    Kenneth Martin

  • TEAM 12 MEMORANDUM FOR RESPONDENT

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................................................................... ii

    LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS .............................................................................................................. iv

    LIST OF AUTHORITIES ...................................................................................................................... v

    STATEMENT OF FACTS ..................................................................................................................... 1

    ARGUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE RESPONDENT .................................................................... 3

    I. Whether this Arbitral panel has the Jurisdiction to determine the claim for damages made

    by the Claimant ................................................................................................................................... 3

    A. The Charterparty has excluded this Tribunals jurisdiction to adjudicate upon matters which

    arise out of ‘technical matters’: ......................................................................................................... 3

    B. The Claim for damages arises out of matters to be determined by a Master Mariner ............ 4

    II. Whether the RESPONDENT is liable to pay damages to the CLAIMANT?......................... 5

    A. RESPONDENT is not liable for damages arising out of deviation. ....................................... 5

    B. RESPONDENT is not liable for damages arising out of late delivery of the cargo. .............. 6

    C. CLAIMANT’s loss is not caused by the RESPONDENT’s breach. ...................................... 9

    D. CLAIMANT’s loss is a remote consequence of RESPONDENT’s breach. .......................... 9

    E. RESPONDENT is not liable for the damages arising out of water-damage to the cargo. ....... 10

    F. Any Liability towards the damaged cargo, if any, is limited pursuant to International

    Convention ...................................................................................................................................... 12

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    III. Whether the Claimant holds a Maritime Equitable Lien Over The Madam Dragonfly? .. 12

    A. The Wages Lien cannot transfer ........................................................................................... 13

    B. THE PROTECTION OF SEAFARERS IS OF UTMOST PRIORITY ............................... 15

    IV. Whether the CLAIMANT is liable to pay damages to the RESPONDENT? ...................... 17

    A. CLAIMANT is liable to pay freight ..................................................................................... 17

    B. The CLAIMANT is liable to pay demurrage to the RESPONDENT. ................................. 18

    C. Agency fees as well as the cost for E-Access pass is payable by the CLAIMANT. ............ 22

    D. CLAIMANT is liable for the cost of repair to hull. .............................................................. 22

    REQUEST FOR RELIEF ....................................................................................................................... 24

  • TEAM 12 MEMORANDUM FOR RESPONDENT

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    LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

    ABBREVIATION MEANING

    SROAIR Statutory Right of Action in Rem

    CHARTERPARTY Voyage Charterparty between Cerulean

    Beans and Aromas Ltd. And Dynamic

    Shipping LLC

    ARBITRATION CLAUSE Clause 27 of the Charterparty

    VESSEL Madam Dragonfly

    CARGO 1,000 70Kg Bags of Coffee

    ELR English Law Reporter

    KB King’s Bench

    QB Queen’s Bench

    WWD Weather Working Day

    USD United States Dollars

    SC Supreme Court

    ER England Reporter

    HKLRD Hong Kong Law Reporter and Digest

    LTD Limited

    ED Edition

  • TEAM 12 MEMORANDUM FOR RESPONDENT

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    LIST OF AUTHORITIES

    A. CASES

    1. Centerchem Products v. A/S Rederiet Odfjell 1972 AMC 373 ..................................................... 15

    2. CV Sheepvaartonderneming Ankergracht v. Stemcor (Australasia) [2007] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep . 13

    3. Dakin v. Oxley (1864) 15 C.B.(N.S.) 646 ..................................................................................... 21

    4. Davis v. Garrett (1830) 6 Bing. 716 ............................................................................................. 12

    5. Falcke v Scottish Imperial Insurance Company, (1886) 34 Ch D 234 .......................................... 18

    6. Galoo Ltd v. Bright Grahame Murray [1994] 1 W.L.R. 1360 ...................................................... 14

    7. Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd v Far East Chartering Ltd., [2012] 2 All ER (Comm) 707 ........ 16

    8. Hain SS Co v Tate & Lyle [1936] 2 All ER 597............................................................................ 14

    9. Hain SS Co v Tate & Lyle [1936] 2 All ER 597, pg 608............................................................... 13

    10. Harris v Best, Ryley and Co (1892) 68 LT 76, 77 ......................................................................... 15

    11. Hobbs, Savill & Co Ltd v The Vasilia (Owners) Albaran Bay Corporation [1972] 1 Lloyd's Rep

    51 ................................................................................................................................................... 19

    12. Leonis Steamship Company, Ltd v Rank, Ltd [1908] 1 K.B. 499 .................................................. 23

    13. Lond. Arb. 22/91 (L.M.L.N. 316) ................................................................................................. 21

    14. Madonna D’ldra , Dodsons Admiralty Reports (1811) ................................................................ 19

    15. Marifortuna Naviera Government of Ceylon (The Mariasmi) [1970] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 24 ............. 17

    16. Medina v. Marvirazon Compañía Naviera S.A., 709 F.2d 124, 125 (1st Cir. 1983) .................... 20

    17. Morrison v. Shaw Savill [1916] 2 K.B. 783 .................................................................................. 12

    18. Navalmar Uk Ltd v. Kale Maden Hammaddeler Sanayi Ve Ticart AS [2017] EWHC 116

    (Comm) ......................................................................................................................................... 23

    19. Nea Agrex S.A. v. Baltic Shipping Co. Ltd (The Agios Lazarus) [1976] Q.B. 933 ....................... 17

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    20. Potter v. Burrell [1897] 1 Q.B. 97 ................................................................................................ 12

    21. Racing Drivers Club v. Hextall Erskine & Co. [1996] 3 All E.R. 667. ........................................ 14

    22. Stinnes v. Halcoussis (The Yanxilas) [1982] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 445 ................................................. 15

    23. Stuart v. British & African Nav. Co (1875) 32 L.T. 257 ............................................................... 12

    24. The Aditya Vaibhav [1993] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 63. ............................................................................. 13

    25. The Berostar [1970] 2 Lloyd's Rep 403 ........................................................................................ 19

    26. The David Pratts, 7 F. Cas. 22, 25 (D. Me. 1839) ......................................................................... 19

    27. The Flowergate [1967] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1. ..................................................................................... 13

    28. The King Coal, [2013] 2 HKLRD 620 .......................................................................................... 18

    29. The Leoborg (No 2), [1964] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 380 ........................................................................... 18

    30. The Louisa, (1848) 3 W. Rob. 99, 166 E.R. 900 ........................................................................... 18

    31. The Lyons, (1887) 6 Asp. M.L.C. 199 ........................................................................................... 18

    32. The Neptune, (1834) 3 Hagg. Adm. 129, 166 E.R. 354 ................................................................ 18

    33. The New Eagle, (1846) 4 Notes of Cases 426 ............................................................................... 18

    34. The Nour [1999] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 1. ............................................................................................... 12

    35. The Petone [1917] P. 198 .............................................................................................................. 21

    36. The Petone, (1917) P. 198. ....................................................

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