STEALTH MARITIME CORPORATION S.A was established in 1999. The company began with cautious and well examined moves quickly becoming one of the fastest growing shipping companies in Greece. Its success is a consequence of its timing in purchasing vessels, its staff, all of whom are well trained and experienced in the tanker markets, its financiers, and the excellent performance and flexibility of its vessels.
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Stealth Maritime, as the manager of the M/V ALNIC MC, provides the below statement on behalf of the vessel’s owner, Energetic Tank, Inc.
February 16, 2018 - On February 15, 2018, Energetic Tank, Inc., owner of the M/V ALNIC MC, filed a petition in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking exoneration from liability in respect of the August 21, 2017 collision with the U.S. Navy Destroyer USS JOHN S. MCCAIN in the approaches to the Singapore Strait. (1:18-civ-1359-PAC). The action was filed pursuant to a U.S. Federal statute, the Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30501 et seq., which authorizes a vessel owner to seek exoneration from liability in respect of a marine casualty and which, alternatively, allows the vessel owner to limit its liability.
Energetic denies any responsibility for the collision. This filing is purely a protective measure, necessitated by the Limitation Act’s 6-month deadline, which was triggered by a records preservation notice from the U.S. Navy soon after the collision.
While the investigation by the United States Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board is on-going, details of the collision have been extensively reported by the U.S. Navy. Energetic continues to fully cooperate in those investigations as well as those of the flag state and the relevant Singapore authorities.
Additional Facts about the Filing
In accordance with the requirements of the Limitation Act, Energetic has posted a “limitation fund” in respect of any claims which may be asserted against it or the vessel in respect of the casualty. The District Court has issued an injunction directing that all claims against Energetic or the vessel be asserted, if at all, in the action and prohibiting any party from pursuing casualty-related claims against it or the vessel outside the action.
All parties wishing to file claims in the action must do so on or before April 16, 2018.