The trial court . . . made more elaborate findings . . ., as follows:
- Reasonable people in the position of the officers of the Wagon Mound would regard the furnace oil as very difficult to ignite upon water.
- Their personal experience would probably have been that this had very rarely happened.
- If they had given attention to the risk of fire from the spillage, they would have regarded it as a possibility, but one which could become an actuality only in very exceptional circumstances.
- They would have considered the chances of the . . . spread on the harbour waters as being remote.
- I find that the occurrence of damage to the plaintiff's property as a result of the spillage not reasonably foreseeable by those for whose acts the defendant would be responsible.
- Having regard to those findings, and because of finding (5), I hold that the claim of each of the plaintiffs, framed in negligence, fails.