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In re Polemis
Citation:3 K.B. 560 (1921)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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In re Arbitration between Polemis and Furness, Withy & Co., Ltd
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Polemis (Plaintiff) rented its ship to Defendants. Defendants used the ship to carry gasoline, which had leaked flammable vapors into the interior of the ship. Defendants put wooden boards over the opening of a hatch to rest cargo on as they pulled it out of the interior. One of the ropes used for that task bumped a board and made it fall into the interior of the ship. This led to an explosion that destroyed the ship.
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