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Admiralty – Propane Tank Explosion – Indemnity – Third-Party Complaint (access required)

In this suit in which a contractor alleges injuries from the explosion of a ship’s propane tank as he refilled it on land for a commercial fishing operation, a Richmond U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate’s recommendation to dismiss defendant ...

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Barge company held liable in death of sailor in James – $1,250,000 Verdict (access required)

While taking part in training exercises on the James River, decedent Freddie Porter, a storekeeper seaman in the U.S. Navy, was killed when his rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) was struck by one of an array of barges being towed by ...

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Titanic salvors win claim to artifacts

A company that has recovered and preserved thousands of artifacts from the sunken wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic has won the right to be well compensated for its efforts. But an opinion this week from Norfolk U.S. District Judge Rebecca ...

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Titanic salvors win claim to artifacts

A company that has recovered and preserved thousands of artifacts from the sunken wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic has won the right to be well compensated for its efforts. But an opinion this week from Norfolk U.S. District Judge Rebecca ...

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Admiralty – Negligence – Forklift Accident – Voluntary Spotters (access required)

Although the Navy was not required to use spotters or safeties when a petty officer operated a 20-ton forklift, and the Navy voluntarily undertook to provide this assistance, a contractor’s installation technician working aboard the ship cannot collect from the ...

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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 ...

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Admiralty – Vessel Collision – Damages – Constructive Total Loss (access required)

When the captain of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vessel fell asleep at the wheel and struck plaintiff’s 70-foot yacht docked at the pier at Ocean Marine marina in Portsmouth, the yacht was a constructive total loss based on ...

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