Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd

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  • Created by: channyx
  • Created on: 20-03-20 14:33

Concerning: Remoteness of damage

Facts

The defendants negligently leaked a quantity of bunkering oil into Sydney Harbour from a tanker. This oil drifted into the claimant's wharf where it mixed with assorted detritus including cotton wadding. Welding was taking place in the wharf. The claimants sought (and received) assurances that it was safe for them to continue welding. However, sparks…

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