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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 190


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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