In an interlocutory application, the interested party in an admiralty action set down for trial from 18 September to 6 October 2023, applied to lead the evidence of one of its main witnesses via video link. This witness is a national of and resides in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The grounds for the application launched two months before the trial date, are that the witness suffered a heart attack in 2019. The witness was examined by a medical practitioner on 13 June 2022, and his witness statement was delivered on 29 June 2022. On 2 October 2022, the witness . . .