X v Y (2010)

Claim involving an accident abroad in the Maldives – a boat transferring the client from the island of Olhuveli to Male blew up causing the client to suffer extensive burns and psychological injury after being left in the middle of the ocean without help. The claim was brought against the tour operator under the Package Travel Regulations 1992. Liability proved difficult owing to relatively little information being available in respect to health and safety laws in the Maldives particularly relating to boats. Damages were recovered on behalf of the client although this was subject to an anonymity order.