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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 401


Before Mr. Justice Pilcher, sitting with Captain A. S. Mackay, Elder Brother of Trinity House.

Salvage-Services rendered by tugs Salthouse, Canning, Alexandra and Enid Blanche to steamship Lista in Eastham Channel, River Mersey-Lista manoeuvring to enter lock, with Salthouse fast on starboard bow and Canning fast on starboard quarter- Grounding on eastern bank of channel when sluices opened - Ebb tide - Tugs Alexandra and Enid Blanche engaged to assist in refloating-Lista refloated after services lasting 40 minutes-Damage sustained by Lista while aground-Risk of serious damage - Salved value of ship: £65,000-Government-owned cargo valued at £2,000,000-Request made to learned Judge to indicate award had fund included both ship and cargo.

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