No. 82-2305.

709 F.2d 406 (1983)

James R. PRESLEY, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. The VESSEL CARRIBEAN SEAL, etc., et al., Defendants, Geophysical Service, Inc., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 14, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Eugene J. Silva and Robert J. Cunningham, Houston, Tex., for defendant-appellant.

Mark L. Ross, New Orleans, La., for amicus Intern. Ass'n of Geophysical Contractors.

William R. Edwards, Russell H. McMains, Corpus Christi, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee.


INGRAHAM, Circuit Judge:

This case involves the preclusive effect of the Oceanographic Research Vessels Act, 46 U.S.C. §§ 441-445 (ORVA) on remedies of scientific personnel under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 688, and general maritime law. James Presley was a compressor mechanic aboard the CARRIBEAN SEAL when he suffered personal injuries. In response to Presley's suit, Geophysical Services, Inc. (GSI) moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the...

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