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THE "CLAN MACINNES."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "CLAN MACINNES."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 237

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Mr. Justice Pilcher, sitting with Captain A. H. Ryley and Captain W. E. Crumplin Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision-Convoy-Fog-Speeds-Seamanship -Collision between steamships Luminetta and Clan Macinnes in North Channel- Luminetta in port column of outward-bound convoy on course of 316 deg.; Clan Macinnes in inward-bound convoy originally on course of 140 deg.-Alteration of course by Clan Macinnes and other vessels bound for Clyde-Porting by Clan Macinnes on to course of 88 deg., speed being increased to catch up with other vessels bound for Clyde which had disappeared in fog-Whether Clan Macinnes still part of convoy-Whistles of Clyde-bound group heard ahead, and whistles of remainder of inward-bound convoy identified on starboard bow and beam-Wireless message intercepted by Clan Macinnes indicating that convoy outward-bound from Mersey was in vicinity-Reasonable probability that such outward-bound convoy would pass under Clan Macinnes' stern-Fog signals heard ahead by Clan Macinnes, not coming from Clyde- or Mersey-bound convoys-Supposition by Clan Macinnes that such signals came from vessels outward-bound from Clyde-Engines rung "stand-by" and two minutes later stopped-Vessels sighted by each other close to-Impact between stem of Luminetta and starboard bow of Clan Macinnes -Luminetta admittedly not to blame.

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