Validity of NOR & Laytime Commencement:
One of key dispute area with voluminous disputes which happen due to two main reasons
(1) clarity in the charterparties
(2) lack of care & communication during the operations.
We will look at the two keys statements that must be true before tendering a Valid NOR which should also be contractual. This will open the way for discussing a few key cases for “Arrived Ship” with focus on Johanna Oldendorff, Arundel Castle, Maratha Envoy etc. while “Ready in all respects” will bring in MEXICO I.
Time permitting, we may also look at the London arbitration 13/19 briefly to say a few words about “how an invalid NOR sometimes may not prevent the laytime from counting”.