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THE "TONGARIRO."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "TONGARIRO."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 22

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Bucknill, sitting with Captain T. L. Owen and Captain C. St. George Glasson, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision-Convoy-Fog-Duty to keep station -Collision between steamships Socony and Tongariro in Atlantic Ocean - Ships in second column from port of eastbound convoy, Tongariro being astern of Socony -Both ships streaming fog buoys-Port helm action taken by Socony to avoid running into ship ahead which had begun to drop back-Slight port helm action taken by Tongariro to keep in touch with Socony's fog buoy-Slight reduction in speed by Tongariro - Disappearance of Socony's fog buoy on Tongariro's port bow -Resumption by Tongariro of convoy course and speed-Starboarding by Socony to get back on to her convoy course-Sudden reappearance of Socony on Tongariro's port bow, heading across her course- Hard-a-porting by Socony; hard-a-starboarding and shortly afterwards full astern action by Tongariro-Impact between stem of Tongariro and starboard quarter of Socony - Socony sunk - Whether Tongariro should have taken earlier astern action.

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