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“Sea Empress” Environment Agency –v- Milford Haven Port Authority and Andrews

15th Jan 1999

[1999] 1 Lloyds Rep 673

Timothy Brenton QC – Pilotage – Negligent navigation – Oil pollution – Penalty – Compulsory pilotage in Milford Haven – Tanker inward bound – Tanker struck rocks and shortly after grounded – Escape of oil – Casualty attributable to negligent navigation by pilot – Port authority pleaded guilty to causing pollution – Assessment of appropriate penalty