It is sometimes unclear whether a stevedore works for the vessel or the cargo. A longshoreman was injured while working onboard and the case was remitted to a competent maritime court. The court found that since the vessel had not ordered the stevedore’s work, the injured longshoreman was not acting in the interest of the vessel.
Partners Matti Komonen and Herman Ljungberg at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd, have written an update on this matter. The update titled “Does stevedore work for vessel or cargo?” has been published in the International Law Office’s newsletter.