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THE "SHEAF HOLME."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "SHEAF HOLME."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 405

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

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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