Ruling confirms vessels held by pirates go off-hire
Vessels captured by pirates are off-hire throughout that period, the High Court in London has ruled, in a case that turned on the ambiguities of two clumsily-worded typewritten clauses added to a standard NYPE 1946 charterparty
‘Capture does not necessarily connote the use of force. Unoccupied land or undefended goods may be captured. My wife may capture my heart’ — the Hon Mr Justice Popplewell
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