English law - Limitation of liability for unauthorised deck stowage - An update

English lawLimitation of liability for unauthorised deck stowage - An updateAn article in Gard News issue No. 1681 reported on the English Commercial Court decision in the KAPITAN PETKO VOIVODA case,2 dealing with limitation of liability in cases of...

Gard staff at naming ceremony in Japan

Representatives from the Tokyo office of Assuranceforeningen Gard and the Hong Kong office of Gard Services have recently attended a naming ceremony in Japan.Mr Toyoo Mohri of Gard P&I Japan and Far East, Tokyo and Mr Julian Lister...

Yachts carried on deck

The number of yachts riding “piggy back” on cargo ships is increasing steadily.Photo courtesy of Bull Sworn Marine Surveyors S.L. More transportation on deckMotor and sailing yachts do not always cross the oceans on their own keel – they are more an...

ISM Code - Status of implementation and a comparison with other certification schemes

, there has certainly been a rush to meet the deadline. In the period from July to September 1998 the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda ... the Paris MOU and 3.6 per cent under the Tokyo MOU. In the results of the two campaigns the follow...

Beware of the dog!

In two recent incidents reported to Gard by a survey company, surveyors have been attacked by guard dogs kept on board ships. Both incidents were serious. The incidents occurred in China and Mexico. The surveyor attacked in China had to be hospitali...

The choice of route under a time charter

. Ltd. of Tokyo, the "Hill Harmony" (LMLN 480, 31 March 1998).The case involved appeals against two arbitration awards, one

Staff news

is a graduate of Tokyo Merchant Marine University and is a qualified Master Mariner. Per Fersnes has retired from his position

US law - Carriage of calcium hypochlorite - The DG HARMONY on appeal

Gard News 191, August/October 2008

Every breath you take? - California's legal and regulatory changes with regard to ship air emissions

Gard News 195, August/October 2009

The Thor Heyerdahl Award

Limited (ITOPF). The 2005 award was given to NYK Line on 19th May 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese company’s focus on environmental issues was triggered by an oil spill from one of their vessels in Tokyo Bay about eight years ag...

Annual general meeting

, Navix Line Limited, TokyoStephen Pan, World-Wide Shipping Agency (S) Pte. Ltd., Singapore.

Third party liabilities of time and voyage charterers under Japanese law

.The then Tokyo High Court dismissed the Bank’s claim and determined that due to the characters of the time charterparties between ... the decision on the "KAISHO MARU" as above, and came to the same conclusion as the above-mentioned T...

Message from the Managing Director

Changes aheadAt its meeting in Tokyo on 25th October 1999 the Gard Committee decided that the Administration should enter into good faith and exclusive negotiations with the objective of establishing a joint management company to manage bot...

Cargo shipped on deck - The imperfect bill of lading

Most readers will probably find that the clear and unambiguous printed bill of lading clause quoted below leaves little room for argument insofar as liability for loss of deck cargo is concerned. The clause reads as follows:"…Goods stowed on deck sh...

Port state control - The future of sub-standard ships

the Asia-Pacific countries concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control which is known as the Tokyo MOU. By the beginning of 1996 the following countries had signed the Tokyo MOU: Australia, Canada, People’s Repub...