Negligence or Incompetence: Grounding of the CMA CGM Libra

Glenn John Mathias

Abstract


The casenote considers the actions of the master of the container vessel CMA CGM Libra deliberately navigating the vessel outside of the buoyed channel, resulting in its grounding. The judge decided that the master's action was negligence. The casenote argues that the master's action was incompetence, not negligence.

Keywords


Negligence Incompetence Grounding Buoyed channel

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