Dock Ordered to Pay $4.7M for 2008 Ship Damage

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Dock Ordered to Pay $4.7M for 2008 Ship Damage

February 21, 2013 Updated Feb 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Hallet Dock company will have to pay $4.7 million for damage caused to a ship five years ago, according to court records.

A federal jury handed down the decision Thursday after several weeks of trial in a Duluth courtroom.

The incident happened in January 2008 when the Walter J McCarthy Junior struck a submerged object while backing into its slip at Hallett Dock Number 8.

The object punctured a large hole in the stern of the ship, flooding the engine room with water, and sinking the boat to the bottom of the 20-foot deep water.

The American Steamship Company operates the McCarthy.

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