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Shipper Denies Blame For Ditched Cargo In Insurance Battle

Law360, London (November 12, 2018, 5:08 PM GMT) -- A Turkish shipping company has insisted that it could not have spotted problems with a vessel that was forced to ditch its load of chemicals in a Spanish port as it pursues the cargo's insurer for payments at a London court.

Filyoz Shipping Ltd. denied in documents accepted by the High Court on Monday that a due diligence check would have revealed problems with the ship’s propeller. Filyoz is seeking approximately $279,000 from RLI Insurance Co. and from the buyer of the shipment of chemicals, Belgian petrol maker Total Petrochemicals & Refining, after the ship ditched its cargo in 2012....
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