Shipping company in hot water as it allegedly refuses to pay nearly $300,000 for repairs

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

​Boland Marine and Industrial, LLC filed a $286,000 maritime lawsuit against JSC Murmansk Shipping Company and its subsidiary M/V Pomorye, alleging it made repairs and completed other services for M/V Pomorye such as dockage, water, security, and payment of harbor fees.

The Russian cargo ship Kapitan Danilkin of the Murmansk Shipping Company in Bremerhaven, Germany.   Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

NEW ORLEANS – Boland Marine and Industrial, LLC filed a $286,000 maritime lawsuit against JSC Murmansk Shipping Company and its subsidiary M/V Pomorye, alleging it made repairs and completed other services for M/V Pomorye such as dockage, water, security, and payment of harbor fees. 

At the time, the M/V Pomorye was docked at Perry Street Wharf. The plaintiff alleged M/V Pomorye did not leave the dock in time, which led to losses and damages.

Boland stated M/V Pomorye’s captain was given the work order on May 15 and invoice dated for two days later for $285,950 which was due upon receipt. Boland did not receive the funds and subsequently filed the action

The plaintiff pointed out it is owed “recognition of its maritime lien and the issuance of a warrant of arrest authorizing the seizure and sale of Pomorye and that all claims of Boland be paid in preference and priority over all other claimants” via Rule C of the Supplemental Rules of Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims according to the court document.

As for M/V Pomorye’s owner, JSC Murmansk Shipping Company, while Boland added it doesn’t have any offices in the current district, it stated the company is liable as it is still under the jurisdiction of the court via Rule B of the Supplemental Rules of Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because of the location of the M/V Pomorye.

It went on to say the defendants’ lack of payment and the postponement of damages Boland said it endured has breached all of the parties’ maritime contract.

The plaintiff stated JSC Murmansk Shipping Company is also responsible for the $285,950 and requested the court rule against both JSC Murmansk and M/V Pomorye.

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