No. 82-3410. Summary Calendar.

709 F.2d 383 (1983)

Frank SHIPMAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CENTRAL GULF LINES, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 11, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William G. Tabb, III, Elliot G. Snellings, New Orleans, La., for plaintiff-appellant.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, Glenn G. Goodier, New Orleans, La., for defendant-appellee.

Before RUBIN, JOHNSON and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


Plaintiff Frank Shipman, a merchant marine officer, brought Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims against Central Gulf Lines to recover for an injury sustained when a gantry crane on defendant's lash vessel, the S/S GREEN ISLAND, struck the back of his left foot.

The S/S GREEN ISLAND was fitted with the standard Morgan gantry crane, a four-legged crane that moved fore and aft on the deck of the vessel on railroad-type tracks; the crane was incapable...

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