Adventurer Owner Ltd. v. R., 2017 FC 105, 2018 FCA 34

In Collisions and Ships on (Updated )

Précis: The Federal Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Federal Court that: (1) the Crown was not liable for damages caused to a ship running aground on an un-charted shoal in the Arctic when the shoal had been the subject of a Notice to Shipping; and (2) the ship was liable to the Crown for the costs of pollution abatement.

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Turcotte v. Dufour, 2015 QCCA 1914

In Collisions and Ships on (Updated )

Précis: Where two vessels were proceeding on parallel courses at speed and one vessel suddenly veers sharply putting itself in front of the other, the turning vessel is 100% liable for the resulting collision.

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Atkinson (Guardian ad litem of) v. Gypsea Rose (Ship), 2014 BCSC 1017

In Collisions and Ships, Costs and Security for Costs on (Updated )

Précis: A small vessel collision case in which liability was apportioned 80% to the moving vessel whose operator was impaired and 20% to the stationary vessel. The case is also notable for holding that the owner of the moving vessel was not liable even though there were some maintenance issues with the boat that contributed to the accident.

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