Shipyard In Guam Seeks Coverage Over Vessel Loss

Law360, New York (May 27, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Navy ship repair facility in Guam, which is now privately owned, lodged a suit Thursday seeking $7.3 million in coverage from its insurers for the sinking of a dry dock vessel and environmental mitigation.

Guam Industrial Services Inc., otherwise known as Guam Shipyard, and its CEO Mathews Pothen say they suffered about $6.9 million in damage when the vessel sank and spent about $400,000 cleaning up petroleum substances, waste materials and other contaminants.

But their insurers, Zurich American Insurance Co. and Starr Indemnity...
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Case Title

Zurich American Insurance Company et al v. Guam Industrial Services, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:11-cv-01874

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Marine

Judge

Maria-Elena James

Date Filed

April 19, 2011


Case Title

Guam Industrial Services, Inc., dba Guam Shipyard et al v. Zurich American Insurance Company et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-00014

Court

Guam

Nature of Suit

Contract: Marine

Judge

Frances M. Tydingco-Gatew

Date Filed

May 26, 2011

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