No. 80-2496.

653 F.2d 812 (1981)

Kosutic VELIDOR, Palihnic Roko, Dozic Dragan, Popic Ante, Raganovic Zarko, Mohoric Darko, Sosic Momir, Brkanovic Roko, Krsul Nevenko, Bobic Jure and Jurcevic Rudolf v. L/P/G BENGHAZI, Her Engines, Boilers, Tackle, Appurtenances, etc. and Compagnie Algero-Libyenne De Transport Maritime. Appeal of LA COMPAGNIE ALGERO-LIBYENNE DE TRANSPORT MARITIME.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided June 30, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Avram G. Adler (Argued), Adler, Barish, Levin & Creskoff, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellees.

Raul Betancourt, Alfred E. Yudes, Jr., (Argued), Palmer, Biezup & Henderson, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellant.

Before ADAMS and GARTH, Circuit Judges, and DUMBAULD, District Judge.


ADAMS, Circuit Judge.

This appeal presents two questions, certified for interlocutory resolution under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b), which require us to accommodate the procedures fashioned by admiralty law for the protection of seamen with the modern format for prosecuting claims against foreign states set forth in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA).1 We must also reconcile some apparent tensions...

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