Halla Merchant Marine Co. Ltd. v. The "Lok Maheshwari" et. al.

In Charters of Ships on (Updated )

This was an application for summary judgment by the disponent owner of the Defendant ship against the charterer for charter hire. The charterer defended the application on the grounds that it had a right of set off in respect of a claim for demurrage. The Court held that there was no valid right of set off because the hire claim was for a different time period than the demurrage claim. The disponent owner was not, however, completely successful. The Court held that there was a genuine issue for trial in respect of some of the periods for which hire was claimed.