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THE "NEA HELLAS."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "NEA HELLAS."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 122

COURT OF APPEAL.

Before Lord Justice Scott, Lord Justice du Parcq and Lord Justice Morton, sitting with Rear-Admiral H. D. Hamilton and Commander E. Clarke, Nautical Assessors.

Collision-Ships meeting on slightly diverging courses-Helm action-Collision between steamships Susan V. Luckenbach and Nea Hellas in Gulf of Suez-Susan V. Luckenbach on course of 140 deg.; Nea Hellas on course of 326 deg. - Red of Nea Hellas sighted by Susan V. Luckenbach about a mile ahead - Starboarding by Susan V. Luckenbach, no helm signal being sounded -Green of Susan V. Luckenbach sighted by Nea Hellas on port bow - "Port wheel" ordered by officer in charge on bridge of Nea Hellas, followed by "starboard wheel" when red of Susan V. Luckenbach opened - Order to starboard countermanded by superior officer, wheel being put to port - Further starboarding by Susan V. Luckenbach, helm signal being sounded, when she realised that the Nea Hellas was porting - Whether vessels were at any time all clear green to green-Engines of Nea Hellas put astern just before collision.

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