NEW ORLEANS – A Maryland corporation has filed a suit for damages it alleges its vessel sustained from an incident with a Houma company's vessel.

Vane Line Bunkering Inc. filed a complaint on March 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against M/V Natalie D and Triple S Marine LLC and ABC insurance company alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 8, 2016, plaintiff's M/V Chesapeake and DS-509A sustained damages and losses in the proximate amount of $46,238.39, plus survey fees and expenses. The plaintiff holds M/V Natalie D and Triple S Marine LLC and ABC insurance company responsible because allegedly defendant M/V Natalie D allegedly and struck M/V Chesapeake/DS-509A's anchor cable and allided with the hull of DS-509A.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a warrant for the arrest and seizure of the M/V Natalie, her engines, etc. and that said vessel be condemned and sold to pay the aggregate amount of $46,238.39, plus interest and all other relief that it may be entitled to receive. It is represented by Philip S. Brooks Jr. and Ronald J. Kitto of Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01882

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