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Payment of Kidnap & Ransom Insurance Premium by Charterer and Relief for Cargo of General Average Contribution Liability: The “Polar” [2021] EWCA Civ 1828 - Dr. Arun Kasi

Dr. Arun Kasi, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square


This article (in the same or a different version) previously appeared on Lloyd’s Shipping & Trade Law, Vol. 21, No. 10, December 2021, p. 5 and The Marine Law Box, No. 11, March, 2022.

Does an obligation of the charterer to pay for the additional War Risks and K&R insurance premiums exempt the charterers from the liability to contribute in general average for ransom payment? If so, does the exception extend to the holders of bills of lading that incorporates the charterparty?


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