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Barber Lines A/S v. M/V Donau Maru
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
764 F.2d 50 (1985)
The ship Donau Maru spilled fuel oil into Boston Harbor. The spill prevented the Tamara from docking nearby. Instead, the Tamara was forced to dock at a different location in order to discharge the cargo and thereby incurred significant extra labor, fuel, transport, and docking costs. The owners and charterers of the Tamara, Barber Lines A/S (plaintiffs), sued the owners of the Donau Maru (defendant) in admiralty for negligence and sought recovery for the extra financial costs incurred. The district court denied recovery and Barber Lines appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Breyer, C.J.)
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