Sixteen knots with a clean bum, defence ?
Uncontrollable tailwind your honour.
Or a fleet of them got caught up under the keel thus rendering the ship uncontrollable your honour and causing the ship to be propelled through the water at over the legal speed requirement.( whalepower which is not covered by the act )
Oh and may I see the current calibration certificate for the equipment issued by a person who has authority to do so?
Plus his up to date certificate authorising him to operate the machine?
Throttle linkage jammed?
Under U.K. Law the benefit of any doubt must be given to the accused so as such no case to answer.
Invoice in the post.
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.