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THE "GLAUCUS."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "GLAUCUS."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 190

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Lord Justice Bucknill, sitting with Captain R. L. F. Hubbard and Captain G. C. H. Noakes, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision-Fog-Speeds-Helm action-Duty under Collision Regulations-Collision between steamships Blush Rose and Glaucus in Irish Sea in fog-Blush Rose, proceeding at five knots (reduced from nine knots on entering fog), on course of E. 14 N.; Glaucus, proceeding at speed of 14 knots, on course of S. 55 W.-Whistle signals of each vessel heard by the other vessel forward of her beam-Starboarding by Blush Rose-Speed reduced-Engines of Glaucus stopped-"Lying stopped" signal sounded, though not heard by Blush Rose - Vessels sighted by each other between 100 yards and 200 yards away- Full speed astern by Blush Rose-Hard-a-porting and full speed astern by Glaucus -No helm signals sounded by either vessel -Impact between stem of Glaucus and port side of Blush Rose at about right angle-Blush Rose sunk-Apportionment of blame-Consideration of faults contributing to collision-"If, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, it is not possible to establish different degrees of fault, the liability shall be apportioned equally" - Collision Regulations, Arts. 16, 28-Maritime Conventions Act, 1911, Sect. 1 (1).

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