A RIVER COLLISIONS.
.. Before Mr. Kettle:in the Magistrate's i Court this: afternoon, the hearing -was resumed of the case in which'J. A. Subritzky, owner, of the schooner.. Greyhound, ; sued £he Northern, Steam Ship Co. for £ 07-10s in respect of damages sustained by his vessel in a collision with the 5.9. Apanui at, the mouth of the Awanui River on October 28 last. Mr. J. R. Reed appeared for the plaintiff, andTtfr." 'C.'.Z. Clayton represented the defendant company. At the previous hearing evidence. was gi'-3n to show that the Apanui, while passing the Greyhound, had suddenly changed her course and caused the collision; Robert Huia Gibbons, master of the Apanui, was called for the defence. He said he had been 29 years at sea, and had had his master's ticket for 13 years. The accident had been caused by the schooner suddenly veering over towards the steamer. He was positive the latter did not swerve from her course. The evidence for the defence occupied most of the afternoon.
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