319. Barratry of the master and crew.

319.     Barratry of the master and crew.

'Barratry' is defined as: (1) a deliberate act or omission by the master, crew or other servant of the owners; (2) which was a wrongful act or omission; (3) to the prejudice of the interests of the owner of the ship or goods (whether or not such prejudice was intended); and (4) without the privity of the owner; and in order for the act or omission to qualify as wrongful for the purposes of head (2) it must be: (a) what was generally recognised as a crime, including the mental