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East River Steamship Corp. v. Transamerica Delaval, Inc.
Citation:The Supreme Court of the United States, 1986. 476 U.S. 858, 106 S.Ct. 2295.
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Seatrain Lines and Shipbuilding Corp. contracted together for the construction of four oil-transporting supertankers: the T.T. Stuyvesant, T.T. Williamsburgh, TT. Brooklyn, and T.T. Bay Ridge. Shipbuilding then contracted with the Defendant, Transamerica Delaval Inc., to design, manufacture, and supervise the installation of turbines that would be the main propulsion units for the 225,000-ton, $125 million supertankers. The turbines cost $1.4 million each. When each of the ships was completed, they were assigned to a separate subsidiary of Seatrain under a form of charter contract converting an ownership interest in the ship. One of the four charterer-owners was the Plaintiff, East River Steamship Corp.
All four of the supertankers with the turbines manufactured and installed by the Defendant suffered problems, malfunctions, and damages that were attributed to various failures of the turbines. As a result the supertankers suffered damages, had to have parts replaced, and had to spend time out of service to be inspected and fixed.
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