The UK High Court has reduced Taiwanese owner Evergreen’s liability in a high-profile collision case dating back to 2015.

The operator had previously been found 80% responsible for an incident involving its 7,024-teu boxship Ever Smart (built 2006) and the 153,000-dwt tanker Alexandra 1 (built 1997) off Jebel Ali.

But following the UK Supreme Court’s first-ever collision ruling last year, overturning earlier decisions on blame, this ratio has now been recalculated by judge Sir Nigel Teare of the Admiralty Court.