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World Fuel Services Trading v. Hebei Prince Shipping Co., 14-1434

In an in rem action against a vessel seeking to enforce a maritime lien for the supply of necessaries under the Federal Maritime Lien Act (FMLA), 46 U.S.C. section 31342(a), the district court's judgment in favor of plaintiff is affirmed where the Bunker Confirmation successfully incorporated the General Terms & Conditions that plaintiff relied upon to establish tat US law, including the FMLA, governed the existence and enforcement of a maritime lien.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/17/2015
  • Published 04/17/2015


  • Agee


  • United States Federal Circuit