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Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. Morts Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd. (Wagon Mound No. 1)
Citation:1961 A.C. 388
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. Morts Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd. “Wagon Mound No. 1”
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Mort’s Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd. (Plaintiff) was a ship building and repairing business located on a wharf. The Wagon Mound, a ship owned by Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. (Defendant), was docked close by when it leaked oil into the harbor. The defendant’s ship left the harbor. The plaintiff was told the oil was not flammable on the water and the plaintiff continued its use of welding and burning techniques. A few days later the oil caught fire, destroying the plaintiff’s property. The plaintiff sued the defendant.
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