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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 587


Before Mr. Justice Willmer, sitting with Captain G. Curteis and Captain C. St. G. Glasson, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision-Vessels in attendance upon examination vessel-Duty to avoid such vessels- Crossing rule-Seamanship-Look-out- Collision between plaintiffs' steamship Hertha and first defendants' steamship Divatte in Bristol Channel - Hertha, heading south, lying stopped in the water, in attendance upon examination vessel- Second defendants' steamship Ulea, with little headway, heading about N.N.E. on port bow of Hertha, also in attendance upon examination vessel-Divatte outward bound at full speed on course of S. 36 W. (true)-Green of Ulea sighted by Divatte on port bow, red of Hertha on starboard bow-Whether Ulea under duty to give way under crossing rule-No action taken by Ulea until very late moment, when she put her engines astern -Starboarding by Divatte to avoid Ulea when it became obvious that collision could not be avoided by Ulea alone- Impact between stem of Divatte and port side of Hertha-Alleged failure by Hertha to take steps to avoid collision-Collision Regulations, Art. 19.

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