HL Deb 14 July 1862 vol 168 cc281-2

House in Committee (according to Order).

Clauses 1 to 32 agreed to, with Amendments.


moved to insert the following clause:— In every Case of Collision between Two Ships it shall be the Duty of the Person in charge of each Ship, if and so far as he can do so without Danger to his own Ship and Crew, to render to the other Ship, her Master, Crew, and Passengers (if any), such Assistance as may be practicable and as may be necessary in order to save them from any Danger caused by the Collision. In case he fails so to do, and no reasonable Excuse for such Failure is shown, the Collision shall, in the Absence of Proof to the contrary, be deemed to have been caused by his wrongful Act, Neglect, or Default.


had no objection to the first part of the clause; but could not agree to the last section of it.


hoped his noble and learned Friend would not press the last paragraph of the clause.


said, he was willing to omit the last part of the clause.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 33 to 52 agreed to, with Amendments.

Clause 53 (Shipowners' Liability limited).

THE EARL OF DONOUGHMORE moved, In page 21, line 28, after "without" to insert "a greater;" and in line 29, after "Room" to insert "than Thirty-seven per Cent in the case of Paddle-wheel Steam Ships, or than Thirty-two per Cent in the case of Screw Steam Ships.

After short discussion, Amendment withdrawn.

Clause agreed to.

Further Amendments made: The Report thereof to be received on Thursday next. [Bill No. 185].