Vessel Owners Face Suit Over Texas Oil Spill

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The owners of the vessels involved in a collision in Galveston Bay, Texas, were hit with a proposed class action Monday by local businesses accusing them of discharging some 168,000 gallons of oil.

Kirby Inland Marine LP, which owns the M/V Miss Susan, and Cleopatra Shipping Agency Ltd., which owns the 585-foot bulk carrier M/V Summer Wind, were sued in Texas federal court over the Saturday collision that ended in a spill that Coast Guard officials have already called extremely dangerous. The plaintiffs include fishing charter...
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