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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 301


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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