GALBRAITH, PEMBROKE & CO., LTD. v REGENT STEVEDORING COMPANY, LTD., AND THE PORT OF LONDON AUTHORITY.
(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 293
KING'S BENCH DIVISION.
Before Mr. Justice Atkinson.
Negligence - Damage to ship - Buckling of mast-Repairs-Plaintiffs' steamship discharging cargo (grain and crated lorries) in London dock-First defendants engaged in discharging lorries; second defendants engaged in discharging grain by suction into elevator-First defendants refused permission to we ship's derricks to drag crates in 'tween decks under square of hatch to permit discharge by shore cranes-Crates heavier than safe working load - Discharge of crates commenced, ship's derricks being used without permission -Elevator in meantime moved alongside, discharge of grain commencing next morning- Subsequent recommencement of discharge of crate-Derricks again used without permission - Buckling of mast owing to stays having been removed-Dispute as to responsibility for removal- Time occupied in effecting repairs-Detention.