356 F2d 506 Baton Rouge Coal Towing Company v. Federal Barge Lines Inc M/v America
356 F.2d 506
BATON ROUGE COAL & TOWING COMPANY, Appellant,
FEDERAL BARGE LINES, INC. and M/V AMERICA, Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.
February 10, 1966.
J. Y. Gilmore, Jr., Faris, Ellis, Cutrone, Gilmore & Lautenschlaeger, New Orleans, La., for Baton Rouge Coal & Towing Co., J. Y. Gilmore, Jr., New Orleans, La., advocate.
Charles Kohlmeyer, Jr., New Orleans, La., for appellee, Lemle & Kelleher, New Orleans, La., of counsel.
Before GEWIN and COLEMAN, Circuit Judges, and McRAE, District Judge.
The appellant challenges the findings of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana holding that the sinking of the Tug JOHN E. COON was not the result of any negligence on the part of the towboat AMERICA causing or contributing to the cause of the accident involved. The trial court found that the Captain of the COON was negligent in his unsuccessful attempt to make a downstream landing on the head of the AMERICA'S tow, and that such negligence was the sole cause of the disaster and loss. Our review of the record convinces us that the evidence amply supports the conclusion reached by the trial court. McAllister v. United States, 348 U.S. 19, 75 S.Ct. 6, 99 L.Ed. 20 (1954).
The judgment is affirmed.