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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De Merchant Estate v. Price, 2001 NBQB 98

In Collisions and Ships on (Updated )

This matter involved a collision between a small runabout and a sailboat under power in a narrow channel. The main issue in the case was liability and apportionment. The Trial Judge found the parties equally at fault. The operator of the sailboat was at fault for not having the proper lights, for operating on the wrong side of the channel …

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