“The claimant, who lived in the United Kingdom and was employed as a chief officer on a ferry registered in Nassau which sailed from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands, returning to Portsmouth each working day, was entitled to bring a claim of unfair dismissal and was not excluded by the provisions relating to mariners in s 199 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.”
WLR Daily, 6th February 2009
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Court of Appeal
“A marine insurance term requiring the warranted owner and/or his experienced skipper to be on board and in charge at all times with one experienced crew member, was not to be read literally but construed in the context of the policy as a whole and the surrounding circumstances; so construed, it applied when the vessel was being navigated or manoeuvred but not when it was tied up in dock.”
The Times, 3rd December 2008
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