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Admiralty – Jurisdiction – Propane Tank Explosion – Maritime Connection (access required)

A contractor who alleges injuries from the explosion of a ship’s propane tank as he refilled it on land for a commercial fishing operation can pursue his claim in Richmond U.S. District Court, as the court has subject matter jurisdiction under the Extension of Admiralty Jurisdiction Act of 1948, 46 U.S.C. § 30101. Plaintiff alleges, supported ...