Supply and service to fleet
Activities of providing supplies and service are the key ones to ensure functioning of the crew and the vessel. This includes supply of food, fuel, elimination of waste, repair works, salvage and other activities which are followed by certain risks, including non-payment for these services. Prevention and regulation of risks are performed with a help of contractual regulation of relations and through special rules of law which allow for unconditional arrest and sale of vessel for debt in case of material damages and long-lasting breaches of right.
Quite often in the maritime business there are situations when the shipowner who ordered bunker fuel or other types of supply refuses to pay bills and sells the ship. Lawyers from Inmarine told about some ways to resolve such disputes.