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Transatlantic Financing Corp. v. United States
Citation:United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1966. 363 F.2d 312.
Transatlantic Financing Corp. (Plaintiff) was hired by the United States (Defendant) to operate the SS CHRISTOS carrying a full cargo of wheat from the United States gulf port to a safe port in Iran. The charter did not specify the route of the ship, but plaintiff planned on the voyage sailing via the Suez Canal. On October 29, 1956, Israel invaded Egypt, and the Egyptian government closed the Suez Canal to vessel traffic. Plaintiff was forced to sail around the Cape of Good Hope to arrive in Iran.
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