Fraser River Pile & Dredge Ltd. v. Empire Tug Boats Ltd.

In Admiralty Practice, Discovery on (Updated )

This was an application in limitation proceedings for inspection of a ship’s steering system. The shipowner contested the application arguing that it would be inconvenient and that it should not be done until all claimants in the limitation proceedings were known. The Court acknowledged that the inconvenience of the shipowner was a matter to take into account but held that early inspection and discovery were preferable in limitation proceedings. In result the inspection was ordered.