No. 19999.

315 F.2d 660 (1963)

Clarence D. TIPTON, Appellant, v. SOCONY MOBIL OIL COMPANY, Inc., Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing Denied May 10, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard Henderson, Guittard & Henderson, Victoria, Tex., Clyde W. Woody, Houston, Tex., for appellant.

George B. Matthews, New Orleans, La., William H. Tabb, Dallas, Tex., James C. Watson, Keys, Russell, Keys & Watson, Corpus Christi, Lemle & Kelleher, New Orleans, La., of counsel, for appellee.

Before HUTCHESON, BROWN and WISDOM, Circuit Judges.

JOSEPH C. HUTCHESON, Jr., Circuit Judge.

Appellant brought this action under the Jones Act.1 Employed by appellee as a roughneck on its drilling crew, appellant was assigned to an offshore fixed platform which was tended by Drilling Barge No. 1, concededly a "vessel". Although appellant performed his principal duties on the fixed platform, as a roughneck, he did occasionally perform various duties aboard the barge and was injured while...

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