Seaboard Offshore Ltd v Secretary of State Transport: QBD 24 Mar 1993

A company is not vicariously liable for the failure of the Captain of ship to comply with the section. The section was not framed so as to appear to give rise to criminal liability of an employer for acts of an employee in such circumstances. The owner did not have personal vicarious liability for everything done in operating the ship.


Gazette 24-Mar-1993


Merchant Shipping Act 1988 31


England and Wales

Health and Safety, Vicarious Liability

Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.89075