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Transatlantic Financing Corp. v. United States

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
363 F.2d 312 (1966)


Transatlantic Financing Corp. v. United States

Facts

United States (defendant) chartered Transatlantic Financing Corp. (Transatlantic) (plaintiff) to transport a shipment of wheat from the United States to Iran. The charter did not indicate the route, but Transatlantic’s vessel departed on a course that would have taken it through the Suez Canal. Israel subsequently invaded Egypt and the Canal was closed, so Transatlantic sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to arrive at Iran. Transatlantic brought suit, claiming it was owed additional compensation for the longer voyage, and appealed the trial court’s dismissal of its claim.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wright, J.)

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