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Steedman -v- Scofield

31st Mar 1992

[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

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