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LOCAL COLLISION CASE.

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LOCAL COLLISION CASE. THE OWNKBS OF THE BKRNINA V. THE OWNERS OF THE BUSHIRE. In tho Court of Admiralty, London, on Friday (before Mr Justice Butt with Trinity Masters), the above case was heard. It was an action and a cross-action to recover compensation for loss and damage sustained by the plaintiffs and the defen- dants, respectively, to tboir vp?a*>)^ when in col- lision off the coast of Portugal, on the 23th Sep tember last. It appeaf-ed that the Bernina is a Liverpool steamer, of 954- tons registered, and at the time of the collision she was on a voyage from Carthagena to Cardiff, laden with a cargo of minerals and esparto grass and the Bushire was owned by the Persian Gulf Steamship Company, Limited, and was a screw steamer of 1,011 tons registered, being at the time on a voyage from London and Cardiff to Aden and the Persian Gulf with a general cargo, and a crew of 24 hands, all told. The vessels came into collision at three a.m., between Cape St. Vincent and Cape Roca, off the Portugal coast. The Bernilla was greatly damaged, and th3 Bushire soon sank with 15 hands, who were lost. The plaintiffs alleged that the collision was caused by the defendants not having exhibited side lights, and by those on board of her improperly porting, and the defendants alleged that the Bernina had a bad look out, and that she did not stop and reverse. Mr C. Russell, Q.C., Dr. Phil) imore, and Mr Bucknill appeared for the plaintiffs Mi Webster, I Q.C., Mr C. Hall, Q.C., and Mr E. A. Nelson were counsel for the defendents. Mr Justice Butt, after hearing only one wit- ness, hold that both vessels were to blame—the Bernina for not having a good look out, and the Bushire for having neglected to stop and reverse her engines when there was danger of a collision.

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