This matter concerned the liability of Canada Steamship Inspectors for their alleged negligence and wrongful detention of the vessel “Lantau Peak”. The facts were that the “Lantau Peak” arrived at Vancouver on 5 April 1997. It was intended to repair hull frames found to be detached during the voyage from Japan and then to load a cargo of coal. Upon …Full Summary
Nickerson v. Canada, 1999 CanLII 8040
This was an action against two steamship inspectors for providing the Plaintiff with negligent advice. The facts were that the inspectors wrote a letter to the Plaintiff recommending, inter alia, that he coat the wood core of his vessel with a suitable wood preservative before applying fibre glass. The Plaintiff alleged that in reliance on this advice he purchased and …Full Summary
Glovertown Shipyards Ltd. v. Hickey,  N.J. No. 169, (Nfld. S.C.).
This was an action by the Plaintiff shipyard to recover the balance owing on a ship construction contract with the Defendant purchaser. The purchaser alleged that the vessel was constructed with numerous defects that amounted to a fundamental breach of contract by the shipyard and rendered the ship not fit for the purpose for which it was intended and not …Full Summary