No. 82-1530.

709 F.2d 124 (1983)

Floro Herrera MEDINA (Master), Sergio Aros, et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. MARVIRAZON COMPANIA NAVIERA, S.A., et al., Defendants, Appellees. Doctor Elias J. Tsavaris, Plaintiff, Intervenor Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided June 13, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard H. Wilson, and Wilson & Kenny, Boston, Mass., on brief, for plaintiff, intervenor appellant.

Michael F. Kuppens, and Kneeland, Kydd & Handy, Boston, Mass., on brief, for appellees Gulf Water Shipping Co., Inc., All Ships Supply, Inc., Hellas Ships Supply Co., Inc., Strachan Shipping Co., Boland Marine & Mfg. Co., Inc., Atlantic & Gulf Stevedoring, Inc., Dixie Mach. Welding & Metal Works, Inc., New Star Ship Supply Co., Inc., and Weber Marine, Inc.

James F. McHugh, S. Elaine McChesney, and Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, Mass., on brief, for appellee Nat. Sugar Refining Co.

Before CAMPBELL, BOWNES and BREYER, Circuit Judges.


The only issue in this case is whether the master was clearly erroneous in finding that appellant, Dr. Tsavaris, was not entitled to a seaman's wage lien against the vessel, M/V Constantinos. The district court, 533 F.Supp. 1279, affirmed the master's finding, as do we.

The law in this area is well-settled. Generally speaking, one who advances funds used to discharge seamen's wage liens is subrogated to the...

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