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Lloyd's Law Reports


(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 195


Before Lord Merriman (President), sitting with Captain W. E. Crumplin and Captain G. C. H. Noakes, Elder Brethren of Trinity House.

Collision - Convoy - Alteration of course - Look-out - Collision between steamships City of Glasgow and Dunsley off N.W. coast of Scotland - Both vessels in port column of convoy on a westerly course, Dunsley being originally immediately astern of City of Glasgow-Convoy in process of wheeling southwards into Minch- Dunsley out on port side of port column, owing to her difficulty in keeping station- Red lights sighted on starboard beam- Course and speed maintained-Turn to southward by City of Glasgow in excess of convoy orders-Red of City of Glasgow seen by Dunsley on starboard bow - Dimmed green light of Dunsley then switched on-No engine or helm action taken by Dunsley until just before collision, when she hard-a-ported and went full astern-Port helm signal sounded by City of Glasgow when she saw dimmed green light of Dunsley on port hand- -Impact between stem of Dunsley and port side of City of Glasgow. Convoy - Wheeling - Duty to turn in stages-Orders to turn given by commodore either by exhibiting certain lights or by sounding appropriate whistle signals -Prohibition against repetition of whistle signals by vessels down line - Whistle signals out of earshot-Lights beyond range of visibility-Duty of vessels in turning to follow next ahead.

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