WITNESSES AT SEA: EVIDENCE FROM THE HIGH SEAS
The judgment of Mr Justice Teare (sitting with two assessors) in Sakizaya Kalon, Owners of The Vessel v Panamax Alexander, Owners of The Vessel  EWHC 2604 (Admlty) shows some real advantages of being able to take witness evidence remotely. The trial involved evidence given by the masters of three different ships. They gave evidence from all over the world.
The judge was assessing liability in what was, essentially, a three-vessel collision, on the Suez Canal. The court heard evidence from each of the ship’s masters, who were in different parts of the world.
The judge set out how evidence from the three different masters of the vessels came from different parts of the world.