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“Turiddu” Cil and others v Owners of the Turiddu and others (First National Bank of Maryland intervening)

2nd Feb 1999

[1999] 2 Lloyds Rep 401; [1999] 2 All ER (Comm) 161 – (Court of Appeal)

Timothy Brenton Q.C. – Admiralty practice – Maritime lien – Priority – Crew’s wages – Mortgage of ship – Crew employed by national seamen’s agency and part of wages paid to agency – Bank mortgagee obtained judgment against shipowner and order for sale of ship – Crew claimed balance of wages – Whether bank’s claim took priority over crew’s claims – Whether crew’s claims a maritime lien.