PETRO UNITED TERM., INC. v. J.O. ODFJELL CHEM. CARRIERS

Civ. A. No. 89-4326.

756 F.Supp. 269 (1991)

PETRO UNITED TERMINALS, INC. and Insurance Company of North America v. J.O. ODFJELL CHEMICAL CARRIERS, Wintersport Tankers (Wintersport Ship Management B.V.), Johnson Maritime Services (Gulf), Inc. in personam, and the M/T JO LONN, her engines, tackle, apparel, furniture, etc. in rem; ESSO International Shipping (Bahamas) Company, Ltd., in personam, and the M/T ESSO MEXICO, her engines, tackle, apparel, furniture, etc., in rem.

United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana.

January 29, 1991.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael John Maginnis, Timothy Patrick Hurley, McGlinchey, Stafford, Cellini & Lang, New Orleans, La., for plaintiffs.

Hugh Ramsay Straub, Gerald M. Baca, Terriberry, Carroll & Yancey, New Orleans, La., for J.O. Odfjell Chemical Carriers III B.V., J.O. Odfjell Chemical Carriers, Wintersport Tankers, Wintersport Ship Management B.V., Johnson Maritime Services (Gulf), Inc., Jo Lonn M/T, her engines, tackle, apparel, furniture, etc.

Herbert O. Brickson, Thomas M. Schodowski, Bryant, Renneker & McLean, New Orleans, La., for Johnson Maritime Services (Gulf), Inc., Jo Lonn M/T, her engines, tackle, apparel, furniture, etc.

Thomas Deming Forbes, Joseph Dwight LeBlanc, Jr., Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy, New Orleans, La., for Esso Intern. Shipping (Bahamas) Co., Ltd., Exxon Co. Intern., Exxon Shipping Co., Esso Mexico M/T, her engines, tackle, apparel, furniture, etc.


OPINION

CHARLES SCHWARTZ, Jr., District Judge.

This admiralty matter came before the Court for trial on December 6, 7, and 12, 1990 and arises from damage to plaintiff Petro United Terminals, Inc.'s dock, in which it is claimed that the loss was due to the actions of the various parties to these proceedings. Particularly, plaintiffs, Petro United Terminals, Inc. and Insurance Company of North America (hereinafter called "Petro United"), claim that the defendants...

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