Category: Admiralty

Village of Bald Head Island v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 11-2368

Decided: April 15, 2013 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ complaint under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) failed to take “final agency action” that is subject to judicial review under the APA....

Vitol v. Primerose Shipping Co., No. 11-1900

Decided: February 8, 2013 This case involved a sea vessel chartering company’s attempt to reach the assets of two shipping companies—entities claimed to be controlled by the corporate owner of a certain vessel that had been the cause of an oil spill in the country of Estonia—in an effort to...

F.C. Wheat Maritime Corp. v. United States, No. 10-1906

Decided: Dec. 14, 2011 This case involved an allision (an admiralty term wherein a moving vessel collides with a stationary one) between an Army Corp of Engineers vessel and a private yacht owned by Wheat Maritime, the Marquessa. The Army vessel collided with the docked Marquessa when the moving vessel’s...