Tan v. The "Pacific Brilliance" et.al.

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This was an application to strike out a Third Party Claim. The main action arose out of the death of a shipyard employee who fell from a gangplank while disembarking from the vessel. The dependents of the deceased commenced action against the owners and operators of the ship who, in turn, sought to third party the terminal where the ship was moored at the material time. The Court found that both the shipyard and the terminal were employers registered under the Workers Compensation Act of British Columbia and that the Act prevented the Defendants from bringing the Third Party proceedings.