NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana firm that owns the Sue Leon Lab, a 140-foot aluminum boat, says the owner of two other vessels is liable for damages they allegedly caused by striking the Sue Leon Lab while moored in a harbor.
Laborde Marine Management LLC filed a lawsuit Dec. 15 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Gulf Logistics LLC, C&G Boats Inc., Offshore Service Vessels LLC, and against two vessels, the marine vessel Andi Nicol and marine vessel C-Endeavor, including their engines, tackle, apparel, etc.
According to the complaint, at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2014, the Sue Leon Lab and Andi Nicol were moored at the Superior Shipyard dock near Fourchon. As another vessel, the C-Endeavor, maneuvered in the harbor, it created prop wash that caused the Andi Nicol to hit and damage the Sue Leon Lab. Although an insurance adjuster found damages to the Sue Leon to be $75,000, the defendants have failed to pay for the damage their boats allegedly caused.
Laborde Marine seeks the arrest and sale of the C-Endeavor and Andi Nicol to cover the repair costs, as well as compensation for litigation fees. It is represented by attorney Charles A. Cerise Jr. of the New Orleans firm Adams and Reese LLP.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Case number 2:15-cv-06823