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THE "ST. ROGNVALD."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "ST. ROGNVALD."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 301

COURT OF SESSION.

Before Lord Normand (Lord President), Lord Moncrieff, Lord Carmont and Lord Russell, sitting with Captain G. Curteis, Nautical Assessor.

Collision - Overtaking - Duty of overtaking vessel - Onus of proof - Collision between H.M. drifter Boy Andrew and steamship St. Rognvald in Firth of Forth-Both vessels eastward bound in swept channel, St. Rognvald overtaking Boy Andrew at lateral distance of about 100 ft. - Sudden starboarding by Boy Andrew across course of St. Rognvald - Hard-a-starboarding by St. Rognvald, engines being stopped-Impact between starboard side aft of Boy Andrew and stem of St. Rognvald-Boy Andrew sunk with all hands-Whether St. Rognvald attempted to pass Boy Andrew with insufficient clearance - Collision Regulations, Art. 21.

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