Archive for the 'ships' Category

Arctic cruise passengers to sue over glacier injuries – Daily Telegraph

“An Arctic cruise company is being sued by a senior banker and other passengers who were injured when chunks of glacier ice smashed onto the deck of their luxury liner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2010


Cruise line pays out over Legionnaires’ disease death – Daily Telegraph

“The widow of a British man who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a Fred Olsen cruise has been awarded a £70,000 financial settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010


River Thames pleasure boat mate jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

“A pleasure boat crewman has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted causing the death of a passenger.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010


Cornwall ferry skipper jailed for safety breaches – BBC News

“A Cornish ferry skipper has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to breaching safety regulations.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2010


Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd; [2009] WLR (D) 37

“The claimant, who lived in the United Kingdom and was employed as a chief officer on a ferry registered in Nassau which sailed from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands, returning to Portsmouth each working day, was entitled to bring a claim of unfair dismissal and was not excluded by the provisions relating to mariners in s 199 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2009


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Pratt v Aigaion Insurance Co SA – Times Law Reports

Pratt v Aigaion Insurance Co SA

Court of Appeal

“A marine insurance term requiring the warranted owner and/or his experienced skipper to be on board and in charge at all times with one experienced crew member, was not to be read literally but construed in the context of the policy as a whole and the surrounding circumstances; so construed, it applied when the vessel was being navigated or manoeuvred but not when it was tied up in dock.”

The Times, 3rd December 2008


Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Climate bill ‘to include planes’ – BBC News

“Aviation and shipping look set to be included in a government bill targeting cuts in greenhouse gases, to head off a rebellion by backbench MPs.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2008


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