River Thames pleasure boat mate jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in negligence, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, ships by sally

“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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cornwall ferry skipper jailed for safety breaches – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2010 in health & safety, news, ships by sally

“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

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Diggins v Condor Marine Crewing Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 9th, 2009 in employment tribunals, jurisdiction, law reports, ships, unfair dismissal by sally

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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Posted December 3rd, 2008 in insurance, law reports, ships by sally

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Climate bill ‘to include planes’ – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2008 in aircraft, environmental protection, news, ships by sally

“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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MPs rebelling over climate bill – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2008 in aircraft, environmental protection, news, ships by sally

“The government is fighting to head off a backbench rebellion over its plans to exclude aviation and shipping from the UK’s greenhouse gas targets.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk