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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 289


Before Mr. Justice Pilcher, sitting with Captain W. R. Chaplin and Captain T. L. Owen, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision - Look-out - Vessels, originally at anchor in Thames Estuary, proceeding to take up station in convoy - Ribera anchored half a mile up river of Kylebrook -Orders given by commodore to weigh anchor, "allowing ships with lower pennant numbers to take up station ahead" -Ribera allotted position at head of column-Porting by Kylebrook and starboarding by Ribera on to down-river heading-Ribera sighted by Kylebrook on starboard side, close to, on converging course-Hard-a-porting and full astern action taken by Kylebrook-Starboarding by Ribera restricted by presence of anchored vessels-Impact between starboard bow of Kylebrook and port bow of Ribera.

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