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Dali owners deny fault for Baltimore bridge
collapse and demand lawsuits be capped
at price of the boat

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 4/2/2024 9:21:41 PM

The owners and manager of the cargo ship that crashed into a Baltimore bridge last week and sent its metal frame tumbling into the river below have denied responsibility, as they tried to argue that they shouldn’t be held liable for amounts larger than the new value of the damaged vessel. Singapore-based Grace Ocean Private Ltd., the owner of the cargo ship Dali, and Synergy Marine Pte Ltd., the ship’s manager, filed a petition in federal court Monday denying any fault or neglect, according to the Baltimore Banner. “The [bridge collapse] was not due to any fault, neglect, or want of care on the part of Petitioners, the Vessel,


Apparently they want everyone to believe that the bridge was brought down by a huge Seagull and a school of MASSIVE fish!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: plomke 4/2/2024 9:50:37 PM (No. 1691333)
General Average. Everybody who owns or had business on that boat on that trip pays. Longtime maritime rules...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rytwng 4/2/2024 10:18:04 PM (No. 1691345)
Jus like The Moron Biden. Nothing is ever his fault.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/2/2024 10:29:05 PM (No. 1691356)
What a load of manure. The ship knocked down the bridge. Pure and simple.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 4/2/2024 10:46:51 PM (No. 1691367)
10% of the value of the ship and cargo to Biden ought to get them full immunity.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 4/2/2024 11:29:26 PM (No. 1691398)
Well, you gotta give the boat owner, their insurance company, and lawyers credit for their chutzpah. Best definition of chutzpah I ever heard was where you kill your parents and claim leniency because you are an orphan.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 4/2/2024 11:39:11 PM (No. 1691403)
Standard filing, no doubt equivalent to a not-guilty plea. And as #1 points out, maritime law isn't like what you see on Matlock or Perry Mason.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: thomthomp 4/3/2024 12:00:15 AM (No. 1691414)
Apparently the bridge jumped out in front of the boat!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/3/2024 12:46:05 AM (No. 1691427)
#5 - If memory serves me correctly, I believe the Mendez brothers made that claim.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mifla 4/3/2024 4:41:42 AM (No. 1691500)
So the bridge just happened to collapse just as the cargo ship sailed under it? They are taking a page from the Biden administration. Every disaster is someone else's fault.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena 4/3/2024 7:44:35 AM (No. 1691572)
Good luck with that. Their insurers are going to have to pay out.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 4/3/2024 7:46:23 AM (No. 1691576)
According to an early report the ship had lost power on a number of recent occasions. If true that would seem to point to an ongoing issue that was not properly resolved.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catfur27 4/3/2024 8:38:59 AM (No. 1691614)
...capping lawsuit damages to the value of the vessel...???....good luck on that one.. I'm not siding with the shipowners ...but doesn't matter what Maritime Law actually says ... the U.S. is now a third world country legal-wise....Judges and Prosecutors making up /interpreting /disregarding written laws as it suits them Foreign Company + Dramatic Video + Dead Americans = HUGE Liability
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 4/3/2024 9:38:44 AM (No. 1691671)
You can show attitude now but wait until America's glut of bloodthirsty, greedy attorneys get hold of you. They can conjure up crimes from thin air.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: janjan 4/3/2024 9:39:04 AM (No. 1691672)
Dali’s demands and statements of how much they are willing to pay in lawsuits are both laughable and irrelevant. Maybe they could play the video of Biden stupidly claiming that the taxpayers would bear all the costs. That might shave a few hundred million off,
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/3/2024 10:01:13 AM (No. 1691698)
Nice try morons, wait for it, ....of course there is always the option to buy off Joey....
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trapper 4/3/2024 10:26:22 AM (No. 1691733)
The amount of their financial responsibility, if any, will be determined at a trial. It could be zero, or it could wipe them out, or something in between. That's why we build court houses. Welcome to America.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: nerdowell 4/3/2024 10:38:58 AM (No. 1691743)
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. It's just a bridge-- in Baltimore, for Heaven's sake!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Zigrid 4/3/2024 10:45:08 AM (No. 1691753)
"Me thinks thou doth much!"....the bridge didn't hit the ship......the ship hit the bridge!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 4/3/2024 3:39:14 PM (No. 1691941)
What do you want to bet that they find that this ship had chronic issues with power loss. There's no way this was a one-off in port incident. Make 'em pay!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: kennedylaw 4/3/2024 4:45:16 PM (No. 1691982)
They will be sued out of existence.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: rochow 4/3/2024 5:55:00 PM (No. 1692040)
The ship took one look at the bridge and decided to fold. Owners must be commies or Chinese with this audacity.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: JHHolliday 4/3/2024 10:24:10 PM (No. 1692179)
The insurance company(s) will pay out policy limits fairly quickly. There is no denying who is liable here. After that is exhausted, then the ship owner will be sued every Monday for the next ten years. I doubt they can survive financially.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bighambone 4/4/2024 12:28:05 AM (No. 1692217)
Looks like Biden moved to quickly support those foreign ship owners and operators when he rushed out and claimed that the Federal taxpayers were going to pay to rebuild the bridge. Biden did not say how many years it will take for the bridge to be rebuilt or that Congress would have to appropriate the Federal money to get that job done. No doubt by his quick move Biden was also attempting to buy as many Maryland votes as possible in the November election.
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