GALVESTON — The owner of a shipping vessel is suing bareboat charter companies, alleging their negligence caused an accident. 

Secret Island Fisheries LLC filed a lawsuit March 9 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Ranger Offshore Inc. of Houston, Emerald O.V. Ltd. of Stafford and M/V Hammerhead, alleging negligence and failing to properly train crew.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 3, 2014, the vessel M/V Secret Island suffered damages of $653,000 after M/V Hummingbird collided with the vessel while it was moored at the Newport Terminal Dock.

Secret Island Fisheries seeks the $653,000, court costs and other relief as the court deems proper. It is represented by attorneys  Richard J. White of Buckley, White, Castaneda & Howell, LLP in Houston, Stephen Oullette of Oullette Law Office in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Joe Jaworski of Jaworski Law Firm in Galveston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:16-cv-00058

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