This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 14 pages. The court also expressed the view that there were observations which might preclude it from saying that the rule in Rylands y. Fletcher may not apply to … Wagon Mound (No. Judges 2)) [1963] 1 lloyd's rep. 402 1)) A.C. 388; and Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. The Miller Steamship Co. Pty. 1967 Area of law Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd or "Wagon Mound (No. To export a reference to this article please select a referencing stye below: Our academic writing and marking services can help you! Year The crew members of the Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd were working on a ship, when they failed to turn off one of the furnace taps. Lord Reid, in discussing the concept of negligence, says that there are two kinds of negligence cases: He states that the occurrence in Bolton v Stone does not fall under the first classification, as it was foreseeable. Overseas Tankship Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co or Wagon Mound, is a landmark tort case, concerning the test for breach of duty of care in negligence. A … ON 25 MAY 1966, the Privy Council delivered Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co Pty (The Wagon Mound No 2) [1966] UKPC 1 (25 May 1966). Take a look at some weird laws from around the world! He says that a reasonable man would only neglect such a risk if he had a valid reason for doing so – the costs, for example. ON 25 MAY 1966, the Privy Council delivered Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co Pty (The Wagon Mound No 2) [1966] UKPC 1 (25 May 1966). Summary of Overseas Tankship(DF) v. Miller Steamship (PL), Privy Council, 1966. Limited and another, Lords Reid, Morris of Borth-Y-Gest, Pearce, Wilberforce, and Pearson. Synopsis of Rule of Law. See Also – Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Miller Steamship Co Pty (The Wagon Mound) (No 2) PC ([1967] 2 AC 617, Bailii, [1966] UKPC 1, [1966] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 657, [1966] 2 All ER 709, [1966] 3 WLR 498) (New South Wales) When considering the need to take steps to avoid injury, the court looked to the nature of defendant’s activity. Overseas had a ship called the Wagon Mound, which negligently spilled oil over the water. 16th Jul 2019 Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Miller Steamship Co. Pty Ltd ('The Wagon Mound') (No.2) [1967] 1 AC 617. 498. At some point during this period the Wagon Mound leaked furnace oil into the harbour while some welders were working on a ship. 2), is a landmark tort case, concerning the test for breach of duty of care in negligence. Country Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd or "Wagon Mound (No 1)" [1961] UKPC 1 is a landmark tort law case, which imposed a remoteness rule for causation in negligence.The Privy Council held that a party can only be held liable for damage that was reasonably foreseeable. 2), is a landmark tort case, concerning the test for breach of duty of care in negligence. The sparks from the welders caused the leaked oil to ignite destroying all three ships. All England Law Reports/1966/Volume 2/The Wagon Mound (No 2) Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co Pty Ltd and Another - [1966] 2 All ER 709 [ 1966 ] 2 All ER 709 Free resources to assist you with your legal studies! *You can also browse our support articles here >. 2), [1967] 1 AC 617 Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co or The Wagon Mound (No 2) [1967] 1 AC 617 is a landmark tort case, concerning the test for breach of duty of care in negligence. The oil was ignited. The Miller Steamship Co. Pty. He says that the Bolton decision found that it is justifiable not to take steps to eliminate a real risk if the risk of it is so very small that a reasonable person would think it right to neglect it. Overseas Tankship (UK) v Miller Steamship (Wagon Mound) [1967]. Morts asked the manager of the dock that the Wagon Moundhad been berthed at if the oil could catch fire on the water, and was informed that it could not. Overseas Tankship Ltd v The Miller Steamship, The Wagon Mound (No 2) [1967] 1 AC 617 Facts : The defendant negligently released furnace oil into the sea. Miller sued seeking damages. Miller owned two ships that were moored nearby. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council held that loss will be recoverable where the extent of possible harm is so great that a reasonable man would guard against it (even if the chance of the loss occurring was very small). Morts owned and operated a dock in Sydney Harbour. The Wagon Mound no 1 [1961] AC 388 House of Lords The defendant's vessel, The Wagon Mound, leaked furnace oil at a Wharf in Sydney Harbour. Court those where the risk was thought to be so remote as not to pay attention to; and. Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Miller Steamship Co Pty Ltd (The "Wagon Mound" (No 2)) [1967] 1 AC 617. is the harm among the risks that made the defendant’s conduct unreasonable? 2)) [19661 3 W.L.R. Eventually the oil did ignite when a piece of molten metal fell into the water … Copyright © 2003 - 2020 - LawTeacher is a trading name of All Answers Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. A ship owned by Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. (Tankship) (defendant) was docked at the Sydney harbor at a neighboring wharf to Morts’. Notably, whilst this particular incident had already been considered in the equally impactful case of Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd (The Wagon Mound) (No. The Wagon Mound (No 1) should not be confused with the successor case of the Overseas Tankship v Miller Steamship or "Wagon Mound (No 2)", which concerned the standard of the reasonable man in breach of the duty of care. Registered Data Controller No: Z1821391. This caused a large and destructive fire which spread quickly and severely damaged several nearby boats and the dock. Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co or Wagon Mound (No. The Privy Council held that a party can be held liable only for loss that was reasonably foreseeable. 1)" [1961] UKPC 2 is a landmark tort law case, which imposed a remoteness rule for causation in negligence. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council cases, https://casebrief.fandom.com/wiki/Overseas_Tankship_(UK)_Ltd._v_The_Miller_Steamship_Co._(The_Wagon_Mound,_No._2)?oldid=11259, those where the risk of the result should not be regarded because it was thought to be impossible or too far-fetched to reasonably pay attention to; and. Had the defendant breached his tortious duty of care in negligently allowing the oil to spill. In-house law team. The Privy Council held that a party can only be held liable for damage that was reasonably foreseeable. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council held that loss will be recoverable where the extent of possible harm is so great that a reasonable man would guard against it (even if the chance of the loss occurring was very small). The Privy Council held that the defendant was in breach, as despite the likelihood of the oil spilling had been low, the defendant had been aware that were such an event to happen, the harm that it could cause was very significant. The fire spread rapidly causing destruction of … Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of LawTeacher.net. Overseas Tankship (UK) Limited v Miller Steamship Co Pty Ltd (The "Wagon Mound" (No 2)) [1967] Paris v Stepney Borough Council [1951] AC *Romeo v Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory (1998) 192 CLR 431 Appellant was charterer of ship, Wagon Mound. Respondent Case Summary Do you have a 2:1 degree or higher? 2 The Wagon Mound (No. New South Wales Decision? Issue Disclaimer: This work was produced by one of our expert legal writers, as a learning aid to help law students with their studies. Ltd. and Another {The Wagon Mound (No. Overseas Tankship were charterers of a freighter ship named the Wagon Mound which was moored at a dock. Facts. A vessel owned by Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd (‘OT’), the ‘Wagon Mound’, was moored at Caltex Wharf on the opposite shore of the harbour, approximately 600 feet from Morts Wharf, to enable the discharge of gasoline products and taking in of furnace oil. Notably, whilst this particular incident had already been considered in the equally impactful case of Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd (The Wagon Mound) (No. State miller steamship company, pty., ltd. v. overseas tankship (u.k.), ltd. r. w. miller & co., pty., ltd. v. same* (the "wagon mound" (no. those where there was a real and substantial risk. The sparks from the welders caused the leaked oil to ignite destroying all three ships. Miller sued Overseas, the Wagon Mound ’s owner, under theories of negligence and nuisance. We also have a number of sample law papers, each written to a specific grade, to illustrate the work delivered by our academic services. Relevant Facts: Pl are two owners of 2 ships that were docked at the wharf when the freighter Wagon Mound, (df), moored in the harbor, discharged furnace oil into the harbor. Should the defendant be liable for damages which were not foreseeable? The Defendants were the owners of the vessel Wagon Mound (Defendants). A large quantity of oil was spilled into the harbour. Wagon Mound was moored 600 feet from the Plaintiff’s wharf when, due the Defendant’s negligence, she discharged furnace oil into the bay causing minor injury to the Plaintiff’s property. those where the risk was real and substantial. When molten metal dropped by Mort’s workmen later set floating cotton waste on fire, the oil caught fire and the wharf was badly damaged. Overseas Tankship were charterers of a freighter ship named the Wagon Mound which was moored at a dock. The Wagon Mound (No 1) should not be confused with the successor case of the Overseas Tankship v Miller Steamship or "Wagon Mound (No 2)", which concerned the standard of the reasonable man in breach of the duty of care. An unfortunate chain of events led to the oil becoming mixed with cotton debris, which was subsequently ignited by the sparks coming off some nearby welding works. Foreseeability, Standard of care Limited and another Morts used welding and burning techniques. Case Brief Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Moreover, a reasonably professional person on the ship would have been able to tell that the risk of fire existed. Miller sued seeking damages. The trial court found in favor of Overseas, concluding that the likelihood of the oil igniting was so slight that the damage to Miller’s ships was not reasonably foreseeable. Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Limited The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council held that loss will be recoverable where the extent of possible harm is so great that a reasonable man would guard against it. VAT Registration No: 842417633. A … The Wagon Mound should not be confused Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd. v The Miller Steamship Co. (The Wagon Mound, No. Registered office: Venture House, Cross Street, Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 7PJ. Should the defendant be liable for damages which were not foreseeable? Contributory negligence on the part of the dock owners was also relevant in the decision, and was essential to the outcome, although not central to this case's legal significance. ON 25 MAY 1966, the Privy Council delivered Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co Pty (The Wagon Mound No 2) [1966] UKPC 1 (25 May 1966). Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Coor Wagon Mound, is a landmark tort case, concerning the test for breach of duty of care in negligence. Pty., Ltd. v. Overseas Tankship (U.K.), Ltd. In most cases, scope of liability will turn on the facts and how the breach is framed. M) [1963] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 402, 428-430. Lords Reid, Morris of Borth-Y-Gest, Pearce, Wilberforce, and Pearson The Wagon Mound (No. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Australia It was held that damage by fire was reasonably foreseeable although the risk was small. Thus, the approach to establishing duties of care in tort requires consideration of both the extent and gravity of a possible injury. The Supreme Court of … 519-21 [13.175] or here Appellant Company Registration No: 4964706. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council held that loss will be recoverable where the extent of possible harm is so great that a reasonable man would guard against it. Any information contained in this case summary does not constitute legal advice and should be treated as educational content only. There was only a very small risk that it would ignite and would only do so in very unusual circumstances. Owners of 2 ships were damages by fire while moored in Morts bay. Overseas Tankship were charterers of the Wagon Mound, which was docked across the harbour unloading oil. Overseas Tankship Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd, commonly known as Wagon Mound, is a landmark tort law case, which imposed a remoteness rule for causation in negligence. Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v The Miller Steamship Co or Wagon Mound (No. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. 1) AC 388, the instant case concerned the test for breach of duty of care, rather than of remoteness in causation. in Miller Steamship Co. The relevance of seriousness of possible harm in determining the extent of a party’s duty of care. This caused oil to leak from the ship into the Sydney Harbour. Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock and Engineering Co Ltd or "Wagon Mound (No 1)" [1961] UKPC 1 is a landmark tort law case, which imposed a remoteness rule for causation in negligence.The Privy Council held that a party can only be held liable for damage that was reasonably foreseeable. Some cotton debris became embroiled in the oil and sparks from some welding works ignited the oil. Overseas Tankship had a ship, the Wagon Mound, docked in Sydney Harbour in October 1951. Wagon Mound was being refuelled and ship's engineers allowed oil to spill on water surface. 2) Type Legal Case Document Date 1967 Volume 1 Page start 617 Web address 1) [1961] AC 388, the instant case concerned the test for breach of duty of care, rather than of remoteness in causation. Citation: Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Miller Steamship Co Pty Ltd (The "Wagon Mound" (No 2)) [1967] 1 AC 617 This information can be found in the Textbook: Sappideen, Vines, Grant & Watson, Torts: Commentary and Materials (Lawbook Co, 10th ed, 2009), pp. Citation Reference this Further, the risk could have been easily mitigated at minimal cost to the defendant. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 1) A.C. 388. Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd. v The Miller Steamship Co. (The Wagon Mound, No. Case details: Overseas Tankship v Miller Steamship, The Wagon Mound (No 2) (1967) The owners of two ships damaged in the fire also sued the defendant. Morts Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd. (Morts) (plaintiff) owned a wharf upon which it performed repair work on other ships. At some point during this period the Wagon Moundleaked furnace oil into the harbour while some welders were working on a ship. 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