No. 18899.

302 F.2d 404 (1962)

Russell H. BRANDON, Trustee, et al., Appellants, v. S. S. DENTON, Her Engines, Etc., Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

April 10, 1962.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

T. G. Schirmeyer, L. G. Kratochvil, Houston, Tex., Horace Gray, Gray & Wythe, New York City, for Augusta Oil Bunkering, S.p.A.

Jack H. Taylor, Houston, Tex., Chas. B. Smith, Galveston, Tex., Malant, Martin, Rafferty, Taylor & Kepner, Houston, Tex., for appellants MEBA Pension & Welfare Plan and MEBA Tanker Vacation Plan.

Newton B. Schwartz, Schwartz & Lapin, Houston, Tex., for Russell H. Brandon, trustee, et al., William G. Mullins, trustee, et al., and Seafarers Sea Chest Corp.

Robert Eikel, Thomas A. Brown, Jr., Houston, Tex., Theodore Goller, Jr., Houston, Tex., of counsel, for appellee.

Before TUTTLE, Chief Judge, and HUTCHESON and RIVES, Circuit Judges.

RIVES, Circuit Judge.

Meridian Trading Corporation, hereafter Meridian, filed its libel seeking foreclosure of a preferred mortgage, so classified under the Ship Mortgage Act of 1920, 46 U.S.C.A. § 911 et seq. Augusta Oil Bunkering, S.p.A., hereafter Augusta, intervened to protect and foreclose a maritime lien for fuel oil or bunkers furnished the vessel at the Port of Augusta, Sicily. The other appellants filed either intervening libels or original libels which...

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