Steedman -v- Scofield

Stephen Kenny QC

[1992] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 163

Stephen Kenny was involved in this personal injury case resulted from a collision between a speedboat and a jet-ski. Held that a jet-ski was not a “vessel used in navigation”, so that the two-year limitation period under the Maritime Conventions Act 1911 was not applicable.

Limitation of time – Personal injuries – Jet skier in collision with speedboat towing water skier – Jet skier injured – Whether jet ski a “vessel” or a “ship” within Merchant Shipping Acts

Date added: March 31st, 1992

Area of Expertise

Shipping, admiralty & transport