Preferred Ship Mortgage on Vessel Under Construction

Monday, May 03, 2004
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a preferred ship mortgage may be recorded before a vessel’s construction is completed. In the instant case, the mortgage was recorded with the U.S. Coast Guard on July 27, 1999. The ship completed its sea trials and was delivered on August 18, 1999. The owner later defaulted on the mortgage and other debts. The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) asserted that its preferred ship mortgage took precedence over other claims. A classification society asserted that the mortgage was not entitled to status as a preferred ship mortgage because it was issued on a ship technically not in existence. The court held that the Ship Mortgage Act allows a preferred ship mortgage to be filed on a ship under construction. United States v. Trident Crusader, No. 03-30426 (5th Cir.) (HK Law)
Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Bulk Carrier Detained; Two Crew Convicted

A Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained in Queensland following a Port State Control (PSC) inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Bill Promotes US LNG Vessel Transport

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, introduced H.

Citigroup Seeks British Court Backing on China Metals Claims

Citigroup Inc said on Friday it has started proceedings in commercial court in London to enforce its rights over $285 million of financing at two ports in China,

Cruise Ship Trends

WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM

WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg.

Fincantieri to Build Third New Princess Cruises Ship

Fincantieri says it has signed an agreement with Carnival Corp. to build  the new cruise ship for its Princess Cruises brand at a cost of about 600 million euros.

Burger Boat to Build New Passenger Vessel

Burger Boat Company announced that it has received a contract for the construction of an 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1059 sec (9 req/sec)