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The T.J. Hooper
Citation:60 F.2d 737 (2nd Cir. 1932).
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Tugs were towing barges, which contained massive loads of cargo. During the trip, the vessels encountered a storm while making the trip from Delaware to New York City. The tugs were not equipped with radio equipment, which could have been used to warn of the impending storm. Radio devices could have been used to inform tug operators to seek shelter in a nearby harbor. During the storm, the tugs which carried the cargo both sprung leaks and sank, resulting in the loss of cargo and failure to successfully transport the cargo to harbor.
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