A.S. WIKSTROM, INC. v. MORANIA OIL TANKER, 222 F.2d 544 (2nd Cir. 1955)

A.S. WIKSTROM, Inc., as owner of THE A.S. WIKSTROM, Libelant-Appellee, v. MORANIA OIL TANKER CORP., as chartered owner of THE BILL ENDTER and THE MORANIA 130, Claimant-Respondent-Appellant.

No. 265, Docket 23515.United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.Argued April 11, 1955.
Decided April 28, 1955.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York; Stephen W. Brennan, Judge.

Appeal by claimant-respondent, Morania Oil Tanker Corporation, from an interlocutory decree in admiralty in favor of A.S. Wikstrom, Inc., holding that libelant’s Tank Barge A.S. Wikstrom was properly lighted and moored to the dock at the Weedsport Terminal on the New York State Barge Canal in accordance with applicable safety regulations, so that negligent operation of claimant’s Tug Bill Endter and Barge Morania 130 was the sole cause of the collision between the three vessels on October 29, 1952.

Leslie A. Hynes, New York City (Nevius, Brett Kellogg, New York City, and Bond, Schoeneck King, Syracuse, N.Y., on the brief), for libelant-appellee.

John A. Lyon, New York City (Platow Lyon, New York City, on the brief), for claimant-respondent-appellant.

Before CLARK, Chief Judge, and FRANK and HASTIE, Circuit Judges.


Affirmed on the opinion of District Judge Brennan, 131 F. Supp. 240.

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