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No New Trial on Ship Buyer's Claim for Damages After Fire Kills Worker, Injures Another

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 0

A Texas appellate court ruled that the buyer of a barge was not entitled to a new trial on its claim for damages arising from a fatal fire that broke out when the vessel was being broken down into scrap. Case: In re Kirby Offshore Marine Operating LLC, No. 13-22-00377-CV, 05/19/2023, published. Facts: Kirby Offshore Marine Operating LLC sold a tank barge and its towing vessel to Southern Recycling LLC for scrap. The sales agreement required that Kirby ensure the vessels were cleaned of all chemicals, petroleum products and sludge. Before delivering the barge, Kirby had it&nbs...

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