The “Sakizaya Kalon” and “Panamax Alexander” – QBD (Admlty Ct) (Teare J)  EWHC 2604 (Admlty) – 5 October 2020
Collision action – Convoy of eight vessels transiting Suez Canal – First vessel suffering engine problem and anchoring – Following vessels taking steps to moor – Eighth vessel colliding with anchored seventh vessel – Both vessels subsequently colliding with anchored and moored sixth vessel – Liability for collisions
On 15 July 2018 a southbound convoy of eight vessels was proceeding through the southern section of the Suez Canal. At 17.50
the vessel at the head of the convoy,
Aeneas , had an engine problem and, by about 18.20, was anchored. Thereafter, the vessels astern of her either took steps to moor
or prepared to moor.
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