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THE "NERITINA."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "NERITINA."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 531

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

Before Lord Merriman (President), sitting with Captain A. S. Mackay and Captain C. St. G. Glasson, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision - Convoy - Station-keeping - "Not under control"-Collision between motor vessel F. J. Wolfe and motor vessel Neritina in Atlantic Ocean in broad daylight -Vessels in same west-bound convoy F. J. Wolfe being in column to starboard of Neritina-Both vessels, in ballast, carrying starboard wheel to counteract effect of wind-Steam mistakenly cut off from telemotor system of Neritina- Neritina found to be falling off to starboard -"D" flag and two black balls hoisted-Dispute as to when such warning was given-Evidence of astern action taken by Neritina-Criticism of contemporary records-Hard-a-starboarding and full ahead by F. J. Wolfe-Impact between stem of Neritina and port quarter of F. J. Wolfe.

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