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THE "DIVATTE" AND THE "ULEA."

Lloyd's Law Reports

THE "DIVATTE" AND THE "ULEA."

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 587

ADMIRALTY DIVISION.

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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