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Lecture | CMGI Brown Bag Seminar

The Ever Given – the continued relevance of traditional maritime law

Wednesday 5 April 2023
CMGI Brown Bag Seminars 2022-2023
Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Conference room (2.60)

In March 2021, the container vessel Ever Given stranded in the Suez Canal, effectively disrupting the worldwide supply chain for months. From a legal perspective, the incident is an excellent example of the continued application of various traditional maritime legal particularisms, including the concepts of salvage, general average and global limitation of liability. After a discussion of the factual events (How did the incident happen? How was the vessel refloated?), the legal consequences will be explained and considered. We will also look at the current position and lessons learned.

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