Interested in Language
Hello. Please bear with me. I have one more question.
Whatever the situation, and one hopes this case can be settled amicably, it serves nobody well if shiprepair projects end up in the courts.
I think I know what the sentence means "Regardless of the situation, and it is hoped (that) this case can be settled amicably, nobody benefits if shiprepair projects end up in the courts".
Did I get it right?
There is, however, something missing from it, in my opinion. It is left unfinished.
Yes, you've got the gist of it. It's not written very well, but it's not unfinished.