Svitzer launches $7m lawsuit over “outrageous” Rena contract
Svitzer has launched a $7m legal battle against Z Energy and Seafuels, saying it entered into an “exorbitant and unfair” charter party contract under duress while coping with the salvage of the stricken containership, Rena.
Credit Maritime New Zealand
Svitzer signed a contract last October with Seafuels to use its bunker tanker Awanuia to remove and dispose of oil from the wreck. The overall charter rate claimed was between $151,217 and $161,729.
Court documents obtained by the Bay...
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