NEW ORLEANS – The owner of a bulk liquid storage facility in Saint Rose claims more than $700,000 in damage was caused by a tanker vessel.
International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Greenlight Transport SA, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines LTD, MOL Tankship Management LTD and UK P&I Club alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 11, 2016, defendants' M/V Noble Spirit was docked at the terminal to transfer a cargo of bulk liquid. While docking, the suit states it made contact with plaintiff's property. As a result, plaintiff alleges it sustained damages to its dock, including, the breasting dolphin and walkway in the amount of approximately $718,000. The plaintiff holds Greenlight Transport SA, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines LTD, MOL Tankship Management LTD and UK P&I Club responsible because the defendants allegedly carelessly assigned inadequate and incompetent crew to the vessel and failed to maintain and/or replace the vessel’s equipment to ensure its safe condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in such amounts as may be proved at trial, together with interest, costs and attorneys’ fees and for all other relief as justice may require. It is represented by Bruce Brown and William Mizell of Coleman, Johnson, Artigues & Jurisich LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-17604