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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 405


Before Mr. Justice Pilcher, sitting with Captain A. H. Ryley and Captain R. L. F. Hubbard, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision - Single ship meeting convoy - Respective duties of single ship and of convoy - Look-out - Lights - Collision between motor vessels Spondilus and Sheaf Holme in North Sea-Spondilus, lighted, proceeding as single ship on course of 33 deg. to pick up north-bound convoy; Sheaf Holme, in starboard column of convoy, on course of 165 deg. - Lighted vessel (Bangkok II) and looms of other unlighted vessels of convoy seen by Spondilus on starboard bow - Porting and full astern action taken by Spondilus to avoid Bangkok II - Helm then starboarded and engines put full ahead - Sheaf Holme, following behind Bangkok II, aware of presence of Spondilus-Whether Sheaf Holme under duty to put on her lights-Astern action taken at last moment-Impact between bow of Sheaf Holme and port side of Spondilus-Notice to Mariners, No. 7 of 1943.

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