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Corbin v Dorynek and Flath – Royal Court [2022] JRC 047 (Commissioner Sir Michael Birt) – 16 February 2022

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Corbin v Dorynek and Flath – Royal Court [2022] JRC 047 (Commissioner Sir Michael Birt) – 16 February 2022

Collision at sea – Collision between speedboat and jet ski – Claim for damages – Contribution and contributory negligence – International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972

Mr Dorynek was the owner of a speedboat of 17 ft in length, powered by a single 90 horsepower outboard motor. The speedboat was built in 1987. On Sunday 9 July 2017 Mr Dorynek agreed to take three friends for a trip. He then went into St Brelade’s Bay to pick up another friend and four children. Accordingly, there were five adults and four children on board the speedboat, none wearing lifejackets and there was no kill cord in use.

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