Ship owner, manager and operator sued after crash into fishing dock

Kelly Holleran May 1, 2012, 2:55am


The owner of a fishing dock has filed suit against the owners of a ship that crashed into the dock and destroyed it.

Khang T. Bui claims the motor vessel, King Yukon, collided with the fishing vessels Captain Scott, Little Angel and Lucky Aaron and struck the dock Bui owned.

The defendant Eastern Cross Shipping owned the King Yukon while defendant Aboitiz Jebsen managed the ship and defendant Sabine Pilot Service operated it, according to the complaint filed April 17 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the incident, Bui lost earnings and incurred property damages, the suit states.

He blames the defendants for allowing the incident to occur, saying their ship's captain negligently failed to control speed, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to avoid a collision with another vessel and failed to drive the ship in a safe manner.

In his complaint, Bui is seeking actual and exemplary damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

David P. Wilson of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B192-316

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