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THE "COVERDALE" AND THE "DOROTHY."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "COVERDALE" AND THE "DOROTHY."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 30

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Bucknill, sitting with Captain W. R. Chaplin, Elder Brother of Trinity House.

Collision-River-Barges in tow-Plaintiffs' barges Voltaic and Welcome Home and defendants' barges Coverdale and Dorothy in tow of tug Addie in River Severn- Plaintiffs' barges lying first and second and defendants' barges lying third and fourth in flotilla-Flotilla bound down from Sharpness to Avonmouth-Parting of tow rope between Welcome Home and Coverdale while navigating the "Shoots" -Turning of tug to pick up Coverdale and Dorothy which were adrift-Inability of Welcome Home to conform to manoeuvres of tug, resulting in Welcome Home running into Voltaic-Admitted towage difficulties in vicinity of collision-Duty to pay special regard to tow ropes-Efficiency of tow rope between Welcome Home and Coverdale-Cause of collision-Whether tug justified in turning round immediately barges were adrift-Novus actus interveniens.

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