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THE "EPIROS" AND THE "MERCHANT ROYAL."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "EPIROS" AND THE "MERCHANT ROYAL."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 498

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Lord Justice Bucknill (sitting as an additional Judge), with Captain C. St. George Glasson and Captain T. L. Owen, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision-Dragging-Anchored vessels-Wind of gale force-Collision between steamships Epiros and Merchant Royal followed by collision between Epiros and steamship Horace Luckenbach-Horace Luckenbach anchored on starboard beam of Merchant Royal, Epiros being anchored ahead of both vessels - Dispute whether Epiros dragged down on Merchant Royal or whether Merchant Royal came ahead; further, whether, assuming Epiros dragged, Merchant Royal could have avoided collision-Failure by Epiros to close watertight doors when collision with Merchant Royal became imminent-Epiros unable to use her engines by reason of first collision-Cause of second collision- Novus actus interveniens - Whether Horace Luckenbach dragged or could have avoided collision.

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