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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 316


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

Collision - Routeing - Failure to carry out Admiralty instructions-Look-out-Poor visibility - Collision between steamships Karlshamn and Clan Lamont in Gulf of Aden-Karlshamn eastward bound; Clan Lamont zigzagging on westerly course- Vessels sighted by each other close to, when Clan Lamont was on port leg of her zigzag, on course of 217 deg.-Collision then unavoidable-Admission during argument that Clan Lamont was in no way to blame - Evidence that Karlshamn had been instructed to navigate to the northward of the "Admiralty Line" and that the collision occurred six or seven miles to the southward of that line (reserved for west-bound vessels)-Whether Karlshamn negligent in navigating to the southward of the "Admiralty Line"- Evidence of predominant northerly set- Ship in fact subjected to strong southerly set-Inability to take stellar observations.

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