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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 504


Before Mr. Justice Willmer, sitting with Captain A. S. Mackay, and Captain G. C. H. Noakes, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision - Rounding point - Starboard-hand rule - Local by-laws - Seamanship - Collision between motor vessel Llangibby Castle and steamship Antenor in Southampton Water in broad daylight - Llangibby Castle proceeding down Southampton Water, with tide; Antenor approaching entrance to Southampton Water from west, against tide - Vessels sighted by each other over land - Starboarding by Llangibby Castle; porting by Antenor to pass L.S.T. followed by hard-a-porting to get more quickly on to up-channel course-Duty of Antenor under by-laws providing that vessels shall keep to starboard side of channel and that "Every steam vessel navigating against the tide shall on approaching points or sharp bends in the channel ease her speed, and if necessary stop and wait before rounding, so as to allow any vessel navigating with the tide to round and pass clear of her" - Whether Antenor had steadied on her up-channel course before Llangibby Castle starboarded - Dispute as to place of collision - Southampton Harbour Board By-laws, Nos. 25, 27.

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