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Admiralty & Maritime Cases - New Zealand 

Listing by year

A selection of decisions (with links to full text where available)

2019

New Zealand Maritime  Pilots' Association v Director of Maritime New Zealand [2019] NZHC 591 (26 March 2019)

2018

Rudi Hartono and others v Ministry for Primary Industries and Sajo Oyang Corporation [2018] NZSC 17 (2 March 2018)

2017

Sajo Oyang Corporation v Ministry for Primary Industries [2017] NZCA 182 (15 May 2017)

2015

Hartono  v Ministry For Primary Industries [2015] NZHC 3307 (18 December 2015)

Glencore Grain BV v The Ship Lancelot V  [2015] NZHC 2052 (26 August 2015)

Glencore Grain BV v The Ship Lancelot V  (IMO 9128439) [2015] NZHC 1874 (10 August 2015)

UFL Charters Limited v The Ship 'No 203 Melilla'  [2015] NZHC 794 (21 April 2015)

2014

Teddy v New Zealand Police [2014] NZCA 422  (28 August 2014)

Kim v STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd [2014] NZHC 845  (29 April 2014)

Resource NZ Ltd v Mediterranean Shipping Co SA [2014] HCNZ 292  (26 Feb 2014)

2013

Svitzer Salvage BV v Z Energy Ltd (reissue)  [2013] NZHC 2584 (20 December 2013)

Svitzer Salvage BV v Z Energy Ltd (recall)  [2013] NZHC 3541 (20 December 2013)

Westpark Boar Builders Ltd v The Ship "Bayliner 38" [2013] NZHC 1690 (4 July 2013)

Daina Shipping v Te Runanga O Ngati Awa [2013] NZHC 500(15 Mar 2013)

Police v Teddy [2013] NZHC 432 (7 Mar 2013)

2012

Bolton v Maritime New Zealand [2012] NZHC 1933 (3 Aug 2012)

General Marine Services Ltd v The Ship "Luana" (CA) [2012] NZCA 347 (2 Aug 2012)

Afitos Compania Naviera SA v The Ship "Hang Zhou Wan" [2012] NZHC 1847 (26 Jul 2012)

Svitzer Salvage BV v Z Energy Ltd [2012] NZHC 1650 (20 Jul 2012)

Bolton v Maritime New Zealand [2012] NZHC 1135 (25 May 2012)

Babcock Fitzroy Ltd v The Ship "The MV Southern Pasifika [2012] NZHC 1254 (14 May 2012)

Cargo Co-ordinators International NZ Limited v Cubic Transport Services Limited [2012] NZHC 322 (1 March 2012)

2011

GVI Logistics Ltd v Goat NZ Ltd. [2011] NZHC 1773 (7 Dec 2011)

Keyman Trans Ltd v The Registrar of Ships. [2011] NZHC 1644 (31 Oct 2011)

PDL International Pte Ltd v The Ship Ratstor HC Auckland CIV-2011-404-3292 [2011] NZHC 605 (27 June 2011)

The Director of Maritime New Zealand v Survey Nelson Limited [2011] NZSC 61 (2 June 2011)

Pacific Trawling Limited v Coleman as Administrator of E & B Management Limited HC Auckland CIV 2011-404-1434 [2011] NZHC 267 (29 March 2011)

Survey Nelson Limited v Director of Maritime New Zealand HC Wellington CIV-2011-485-391 [2011] NZHC 250 (24 March 2011)

Lee v Korea Line Corporation HC Auckland CIV 2011-404-001315 [2011] NZHC 75 (14 March 2011)

General Marine Services Limited v The Ship "Luana" No.2 HC Auckland CIV-2010-404-2435 [2011] NZHC 76 (7 February 2011)

2010

Survey Nelson Ltd v Director of Maritime New Zealand (CA) [2010] NZCA 629 (21 December 2010)

Southern Storm (2007) Ltd v Nelson City Council [2010] NZHC 2393 (15 December 2010)

Ladd v Carr [2010] NZHC 1602 (30 August 2010)

Tasman Orient Line CV v New Zealand China Clays Ltd (SC) [2010] NZSC 37 (16 April 2010)

Survey Nelson Ltd v Director of Maritime Safety (No 2) [2010] NZHC 584 (31 March 2010)

California Bank & Trust v The Ship Cavu [2010] NZHC 349 (23 March 2010)

2009

Tasman Orient Line CV v New Zealand China Clays Limited and others [2009] NZCA 135 (9 April 2009)

2008

Bikenfeld v Kendall and Yachting New Zealand Incorporated [2008] NZCA 531 (4 December 2008)

OOO DV Ryboproduckt v UAB Garant [2008] NZCA 136 (26 May 2008)

2007

Keybank National Association v The Ship "Blaze" [2007] NZHC 27 (9 February 2007)
ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME – priority of securities over ocean-going vessel – interrelation of Ship Registration Act 1992 (NZ) and Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (NZ)

Sovereign Yachts (NZ) Limited v Hanover Group Holdings Limited [2007] NZHC 260 (3 April 2007)
ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME – practice and procedure - application for sale of vessel – whether outside scope of substantive relief sought by plaintiff – whether separate proceedings required

2006

Birkenfeld v Kendall [2006] NZHC 255 (21 March 2006)
ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME – practice and procedure – application for transfer of proceedings from Wellington to Auckland
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – application for adjudication of non-discriminatory costs scheme – whether costs should not be awarded against plaintiff in any event

Ocean Towing Salvage (Vanuatu) Ltd v Custom Fleet NZ Ltd [2006] NZHC 1481 (30 November 2006)
ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME – application for summary judgment – whether plaintiff can maintain action for wrongful arrest and conversion where vessel arrested after failure to provide first registered mortgage in satisfaction of guarantee

2005

Birkenfeld v Kendall [2005] NZHC 1 (30 August 2005)
ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME – practice and procedure – discontinuance of claim against one of multiple defendants – application for summary judgment on cross-claim of defendant

2004

Dairy Containers Ltd v Tasman Orient Line CV (New Zealand) [2004] UKPC 22
interpretation of damage limitation clause in bill of lading, Hague Rules

Danzas A G v Hally Press Ltd & Gallus Ferd Reusch A G [2004] NZCA 88
admiralty jurisdiction, proceedings in relation to carriage of cargo by air framed as an admiralty action, not a nullity because could be transferred to general jurisdiction of High Court

2003

Attorney-General v Wright & Ors [2003] NZCA 48
negligent survey of ship

Opua Ferries Ltd & Anor v. Fullers Bay of Islands Ltd (New Zealand) [2003] UKPC 19
registration of ferries

2002

Alan James Hume and Lynette & Anor v Auckland Regional Council [2002] NZCA 167
public use of jetties

Det Norske Vertas AS v Straight Arrow Holdings (The Clarabelle) [2002] NZCA 129 ; [2002] 2 Lloyd's Rep 479 CA (NZ)
exception to the rule against re-arrest because of inadequate security, inappropriate and contrary to international admiralty practice for judge to exercise broad discretion on application for re-arrest

Pacifica Shipping Limited v Centreport Limited [2002] NZCA 168
wharf lease, prime necessity

Tasman Orient Line CV v Dairy Containers Limited (The "Tasman Discoverer") [2002] NZCA 135; [2002] 2 Lloyd's Rep 528
interpretation of damage limitation clause in bill of lading, Hague Rules

2001

CRA3 Industry Association & Anor v The Minister of Fisheries & Ors [2001] NZCA 103
marine reserves, interference with commercial fishing, role of ministers

Fullers Bay of Islands Limited v Northland Regional Council & Ors [2001] NZCA 14
application for conditional leave to appeal to Privy Council, registration of ferries

Quay Stevedoring Services Ltd v Enza Limited [2001] NZCA 300
tender process contract for loading cargo, whether offer or invitation to treat

The Queen v Mark James Mathers [2001] NZCA 193
fishing boat sank and 3 crew members died, no Ship Safety Management Certificate, effect of breach of Marine Rules

2000

Fullers Bay of Islands Limited v Northland Regional Council & Ors [2000] NZCA 393
registration of ferries

Sea-Tow Limited v Grey District Council [2000] NZCA 86
barge broke from moorings, contributory negligence, improper mooring and negligent construction of mooring facility

1999

AO Karelrybflot v Arthur Udovenko [1999] NZCA 331
arises out of same facts as Kareltrust v Wallace , claim for seamen's wages

Canterbury Regional Council v Dong Won Fisheries Company Limited [1999] NZCA 278
whether informations alleging breach of s 65(1)(a) Maritime Transport Act 1994 (relating to pilot ladders) can only be laid by Director of Maritime Safety

John Phillip Dorn v Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand & Anor [1999] NZCA 199
whether ship stranded and obstruction to navigation in river, s 110 Maritime Transport Act 1994

Kareltrust v Wallace and Cooper Engineering (Lyttelton) Limited and Wallace and Cooper Engineering Limited [1999] NZCA 111
admiralty jurisdiction, difference between statutory claim in rem and maritime lien, forfeiture of vessel to Crown

Manukau City Council v. Ports of Auckland Limited and Others (New Zealand) [1999] UKPC 38
what was included in port company plan

The Queen v Howard Jonathan Hare [1999] NZCA 263
manslaughter, collision of jet ski and runabout

Vostok Shipping Co Limited v Confederation Limited [1999] NZCA 220
proceedings in rem, admiralty jurisdiction, beneficial ownership of ship