A vessel in entering a harbour grounded, and the owner sued the harbour trustees for the injuries she received. The master of the ship was in command, and had the helm, being assisted by two local fishermen. The accident occurred within the jurisdiction of the harbour-master, who gave directions from the shore in answer to inquiries from those on board. The harbour-master was ignorant that the tide had begun to ebb, and a wrong course was steered. Held (rev. judgment of First Division) that the defenders were liable in damages as the harbour-master was in fault in the directions he gave.
Lord Chancellor (Halsbury) and Lords Watson, Herschell, Morris, and Field
 UKHL 8, 30 SLR 8
Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.634552