BLAMES WRECK ON PILOT
Admiralty Court Renders Decision in Olympic Collision Case
Special Cable to the Examiner
Sir Samuel Evans, president of the Admiralty Court, announced his judgment today in the cases resulting from the collision of the giant liner Olympic and the English crusier Hawke. The court said the conclusion was clear and definite, the Trinity masters on the bench with him agreeing that the collision was due solely to faulty navigation on the part of the Olympic's pilot, but the case against the Olympic was dismissed without cost because of the rule regarding compulsory pilotage. The Olympic's case against the Hawke having failed, Captain Blunt, the court ruled, is entitled to 50 per cent costs.
Chicago Examiner, Wednesday, December 20, 1911, p. 4, c. 6: