Scindia Steam Navigation Company, Limited, Libellant, v. Standard Oil Company (n. J.), Respondent, 218 F.2d 604 (2d Cir. 1955)

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US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - 218 F.2d 604 (2d Cir. 1955) Argued January 4, 1955
Decided January 27, 1955

On appeal by both parties from two decrees in the admiralty of the District Court for the Southern District of New York (John F. X. McGohey, J., presiding), holding the vessels of both parties at fault for a collision in a fog in the Ambrose Channel.

Herbert P. Reid, New York City, for Scindia Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.

Raymond T. Greene, New York City, Kirlin Campbell & Keating, New York City, Ira A. Campbell and Stephen J. Buckley, New York City, of counsel, for Standard Oil Co. (N. J.) and The Marine Leader.

Before L. HAND and SWAN, Circuit Judges, and DIMOCK, District Judge.


The decrees are affirmed on the opinion below, 121 F. Supp. 816, except that the court wishes it to be understood that it expresses no opinion as to whether the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, whose ship was anchored, may base its recovery, not only upon the speed of the Marine Leader but also upon that ship's violation of the Narrow Channel Rule, § 210, Title 33 U.S.C.A.