SHIPCARE NIGERIA LTD, OWNERS OF M/N AFRICAN HYACINTH V. THE OWNERS OF THE M/V FORTUNATO & ANOR.

Subject Matter: Maritime .

Maritime law– What a party relying on S.363 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Cap.224 to limit his liability for damages caused by him must prove.

Maritime law– Duty of ship owners to employ competent crew.

Maritime law-Situation to which S.363 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Cap.224 applies.

Courts– Circumstances when the Supreme Court will interfere with the concurrent findings of facts of the lower courts.

Appeal– Issues for determination must be related to grounds of appeal.

 

‘A ship owner who pleads Section 363 of the Merchant Shipping Act, Cap.224 which limits liability where there is damage must prove that they were not at fault or privy to what occurred.’

Per Bode Rhodes- Vivour, JSC.

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