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NAUTICAL CHALLENGE LTD V EVERGREEN MARINE (UK) LTD (THE "ALEXANDRA 1" V THE "EVER SMART")

Lloyd's Law Reporter

NAUTICAL CHALLENGE LTD V EVERGREEN MARINE (UK) LTD (THE "ALEXANDRA 1" V THE "EVER SMART")

[2017] EWHC 453 (Admlty), Queen's Bench Division, Admiralty Court, Mr Justice Teare sitting with Captain Stephen Gobbi and Captain Nigel Hope, Elder Brethren of Trinity House, as Nautical Assessors, 13 March 2017

Admiralty - Collision – Collision Regulations – Whether narrow channel rule or crossing rule applicable - Apportionment of fault – Colregs rules 5, 7, 9 and 15

The VLCC Alexandra 1 was inbound to Jebel Ali approaching a narrow channel when she collided with the outbound container ship Ever Smart . Ever Smart was at the time navigating within a narrow channel, and Alexandra 1 was approaching the entrance to the channel with a view to embarking a pilot and then entering the channel. Alexandra 1 suffered damage in the amount of US$32 million and Ever Smart suffered damage in the amount of US$4 million.

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