This thesis concerns the approach to the owner's damages when his time-chartered vessel is redelivered on unlawfully short notice. The original version of this thesis was submitted in December 2023 as part of the LL.M. program in Maritime Law at the University of Oslo.

For the version presented here, I have reviewed some of the language for clarity, corrected errors and added English translations of Norwegian quotes. In addition, I have added the 'petit' paragraph at the end of chapter 4.2.

I would like to sincerely thank my supervisor Professor Kristina Siig for her incisive guidance and warm encouragement. I also thank the Nordic Institute of Maritime Law and its extended family for providing us with a rewarding graduate program, as well as my fellow students for making it a memorable experience. Finally, a big thank you to friends and family.

Asbjørn Nilsen,

February 2024.