Loss of Cargo Due to Piracy Held Not to Be an “in-transit Loss”

By | Ship Law Log | March 5, 2015
Loss of Cargo Due to Piracy Held Not to Be an “in-transit Loss”

The subject vessel was chartered to carry a cargo of oil from Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Lagos, Nigeria. Clause 46 of the charter (on an amended BPVOY3 form) incorporated the Hague-Visby Rules, which contain exemptions in respect of loss or damage arising or resulting from inter alia “act of public enemies”, “perils of the sea”, and “any other cause arising without the actual fault or privity of the carrier, or without the fault or neglect of the agents or servants of the carrier”.