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ARABIAN AMOCO v. HELLENIC LINES

May 12, 1986

THE ARABIAN AMERICAN OIL COMPANY, Plaintiff,
v.
HELLENIC LINES, INC., in personam, HELLENIC NAVIGATOR, her engines, boiler, tackle, etc., In Rem, Defendants



The opinion of the court was delivered by: POLLACK

SUPPLEMENTAL FINDINGS

POLLACK

The parties having each requested additional Findings of Fact, it is hereby found that:

 No evidence was presented that the Radio Officer of the Hellenic Navigator was tuned to receive, and no evidence was presented that any of the MENAS broadcast warnings were reported by, the Hellenic Navigator's officer to the master or navigation officers during the period that the vessel was traversing the Persian Sea in the area involved herein.

 After the Hellenic Navigator struck and passed the platform and was at a distance of approximately two-and-a-half miles from it, it presented a clear target on the ship's radar.

 The master's credibility is further brought into question by his effort to induce the watch officer to falsify his absence from the bridge at the time of collision, and by the master's denial, not worthy of belief, that he did not look at the radar after the collision, but did look before the collision.

 The foregoing shall constitute supplemental findings in pursuance of R.52(b), Fed.R.Civ.P.

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