Richard Faint joined André and Cie in 1981 and handled their Charterer’s Liability matters. He therefore brings over 30 years of experience of handling and preparing commodity and maritime arbitration and disputes. He was involved in some leading cases such as “The Dominique”1 in 1989 and continues to work with major shipping companies and commodity producers.
Mainly assisting trading companies when problems arise. These problems can cover many areas, for example:
“Ed Oil” abandoned by owners with a full cargo of vegetable oil. Crew unpaid for 10 months. Assisted in reaching a solution allowing the recovery of the cargo and the repatriation of the crew.
“Bay Club” suspicious fire in engine room. Vessel towed from mid Atlantic to Rotterdam. GA declared and paid. Recovered GA contribution after establishing the origin of the fire around the only fuel injector with copper piping.
“Iran Beheshti” – problem at loading. Vessel managed to allow 500mt of sea water on board during loading. End receiver’s inspector mugged and refused further loading. Shippers unhappy. Managed to resolve problem and complete voyage.
“Delphine Delmass” Full cargo of plywood. FOB buyers refused to pay; attempted to lien cargo. Assisted Chinese sellers in lifting lien and obtaining release of cargo at destination.
1 Bank of Boston Connecticut v. European Grain and Shipping Ltd., The Dominique  2 W.L.R. 440