Pyrene Co Ltd v Scindia Navigation Co Ltd (1954) Pyrene sold FOB a fire tender to the Indian Government. The buyers made the contract of carriage with Scindia. During loading, the crane broke and the tender crashed on to the quay and was damaged. Pyrene sued Scindia in negligence for the cost of repairs – £966. However, Scindia relied on a clause, incorporated into the carriage contract by the Hague Rules (now Hague-Visby), which limited the liability of the carrier to £200. The issue then was whether Pyrene could be bound by a contract to which they were not directly a party.