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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 531


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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