Croisieres A.M.L. Inc. v. Goelette Marie Clarisse Inc.

In Limitation Periods in Maritime Law on (Updated )

This was an application to extend the two year limitation period set by s. 572(1) of the Canada Shipping Act for the commencement of an action against a ship for damage to property or personal injury. The evidence showed that the Plaintiff had sent the Defendant a notice of its claim within the two year period. The Defendant acknowledged the notice and requested the Plaintiff send relevant documentation “without prejudice and without making any admission”. No further evidence or explanation was offered. The Court held that the evidence was not a sufficient explanation by the Plaintiff of the delay and dismissed the application.