No. 88-2176.

881 F.2d 107 (1989)

Michael Stephen BROWN, t/a Marine Towing and Salvage Company, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Ronald K. JOHANSEN, on his own behalf and on behalf of his surety; International Fidelity Insurance Company; One 1986 Model Trojan International 13 Meter Motor Vessel, Manufacturer's Hull Number TRJKH003E586, bearing the name Outrageous and Hailing Port Asharoken, New York, her engines, tackle, electronics, apparel, etc., in rem, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided June 29, 1989.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied July 31, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

A.D. Ward, Sr. (Ward, Ward, Willey & Ward, New Bern, N.C., on brief), for defendants-appellants.

Stevenson Lee Weeks, Sr. (Wheatly, Wheatly, Nobles & Weeks, P.A., Beaufort, N.C., on brief), for plaintiff-appellee.

Before WIDENER and SPROUSE, Circuit Judges, and DUPREE, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, sitting by designation.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied July 31, 1989.


In this admiralty action Ronald K. Johansen, as owner of the motor yacht, Outrageous, appeals a judgment awarding the plaintiff, Michael Stephen Brown, a marine salvage operator, the sum of $77,050 for services rendered in refloating the yacht after it became beached on the coast of Carteret County, North Carolina in December 1986. With one minor...

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