Cases: Maritime Law

Clan Steam Trawling Co Ltd v Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd (1908) SC 651

  Clan Steam Trawling Co Ltd v Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd (1908) concerns salvage remuneration after assisting a vessel in distress.     Keywords: Ship – Salvage claim – Contract – Insurance – Vessel in distress – Assistance provided Facts: In Clan Steam Trawling Co Ltd v Aberdeen Steam Trawling & Fishing…

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Curtis v Wild [1991] 4 All E.R. 172

  Curtis v Wild [1991] concerns the definition of vessel and navigable waters.      Keywords: Ship – Reservoirs – Sailing dinghy – Navigable waters – Personal injury – Definition of vessel Facts: In the present case, the claimant sustained an injury, whilst sailing with a dinghy for pleasure purposes on a reservoir. The claimant…

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Ex Parte Ferguson and Hutchinson (1871) L.R.6 QB 280

    Ex Parte Ferguson and Hutchinson (1871) concerns the definition of a ship.   Keywords: Ship – Collision – Loss of Life – Merchant Shipping Acts 1854 and 1862 – Definition of a ship Facts: The case of Ex Parte Ferguson and Hutchinson involved a collision between a streamer (the Thames) and a fishing…

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Southport Corp v Morriss [1893] 1 QB 359

  The case of Southport Corp v Morriss [1893] concerns the definition of a vessel used in navigation.     Keywords: Ship – Launch – Artificial lake – Vessel used in Navigation – Definition of vessel – Merchant Shipping Act 1854 Facts: In Southport Corp v Morriss [1893], the appellants owned an artificial lake, used…

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Steedman v Scofield [1992] 2LL. R 162

  The case of Steedman v Scofield [1992] is a crucial precedent with regards to defining a vessel and a boat.   Keywords: Ship – Collision – Action for negligence – Definition of a ship or a vessel – Jet ski   Facts: In the present case, the plaintiff brought an action for negligence under…

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