Category Archives: Maritime Recovery

Be careful what you put in your emails: it could affect your maritime lien

The Fifth Circuit recently issued an unpublished opinion in World Fuel Services v. Magdalena Green MV regarding maritime liens.  World Fuel Services provided $167,339.68 in (expectedly) fuel services to the M/V MAGDALENA GREEN, as part of its time charter party with S.E. Shipping Lines. After World Fuel Services provided the fuel and S.E. Shipping Lines provided … Read More »

Fifth Circuit clarifies Ondimar and Presumptions of Negligence in a Barge Breakaway Case: Combo Maritime, Inc. v. U.S. United Bulk Terminal, LLC et al., No. 09-30592 (5th Cir. 2010)

A number of barges at United Bulk Terminal’s facility broke away, alliding with the M/V ALKMAN, Combo’s vessel, on the Mississippi River. When Combo sued United for the breakaway, United filed a third-party complaint against Carnival, alleging that Carnival’s cruise ship caused the breakaway by navigating too close to the fleeting facility under full speed. … Read More »