Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court in Delaware Against Shipping Firm for Damaged Jetty

February 12, 2020

Federal authorities have filed a lawsuit seeking judgment against an Italian shipping line for damage allegedly caused by one of its ships to a jetty along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Delaware said the costs of repairing damage to the jetty could exceed $3 million.

Defendants in the lawsuit include The Grimaldi Group SpA and its Atlantic Container Line shipping company. Also named in the lawsuit were Captain Colleen Moran and the vessel Atlantic Conveyor.

Federal officials said the Reedy Point North Jetty was damaged in February 2017 when it was hit by the ship as it was being piloted by Moran.

The jetty is a navigation structure at the confluence of the canal with the Delaware River.

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