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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 122


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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