Israeli Shipping Co. Seeks Emergency Order To Depose Crew

Law360 (January 20, 2021, 7:46 PM EST) -- An Israeli cargo shipper is seeking emergency permission to interview the crew of a container ship that toppled 76 containers overboard earlier this month, saying it needs the information to defend itself in inevitable litigation and only has a limited time frame in which to catch the crew.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., which rented out space on the M/V E.R. Tianping to cargo owners seeking to transport their goods, told a Washington federal court in an emergency ex parte application Tuesday that it must depose the crew members while the ship is docked in Seattle next week or risk losing...

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