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Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:28

Pilot's limitation of liability confirmed in Cape Apricot case

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A partial judgment has now been handed down in the case of the Cape Apricot which was involved in the December 2012 incident at Westshore Terminals. A federal judge has ruled against the argument presented  by the parties acting for the vessel’s owner to place full liability on the marine pilot having con of the vessel at the time. Westshore Terminals is said to be pursuing $54.4 million in claims against various entities involved in the significant damage incurred  to terminal infrastructure and for consequential financial losses. The pilot involved has already admitted partial liability.

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