451 F2d 1389 Pan-Alaska Fisheries Inc v. Kimbrell-Lawrence Transportation Inc M/v Western Pioneer
451 F.2d 1389
PAN-ALASKA FISHERIES, INC., a corporaton, Appellee,
KIMBRELL-LAWRENCE TRANSPORTATION, INC., a corporation, d/b/a
Pioneer Alaska Line and M/V WESTERN PIONEER, her
engines, tackle, apparel, furniture and
United States Court of Appeals,
Jan. 7, 1972.
Raymond J. Petersen (argued), of Maxwell & Petersen, Seattle, Wash., for appellants.
Dwight L. Guy (argued), Martin P. Detels, Jr., of Detels, Draper & Marinkovich, Seattle, Wash., for appellee.
Before CHAMBERS, HAMLEY and GOODWIN, Circuit Judges.
The award of damages under the Carriage of Goods at Sea Act, 46 U.S.C. Sec. 1300 et seq., for damage to a shipment of frozen fancy King Crab is affirmed.
The burden of exculpation was on the carrier. The trial judge was not satisfied with any of the explanations of the carrier. On the record, he could properly so conclude.