That sinking feeling: a claim for general average contribution from non-owners
Will Thomas examines the recent Federal Court decision of Offshore Marine Services Alliance Pty Ltd v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd  FCA 333.
"In considering a novel claim, the Federal Court has emphasised that liability to contribute to general average loss only attaches to cargo owners and those contractually liable to contribute, as opposed to those who merely bear some contractual risk."
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