David R. Maass, If it Looks Like a Vessel: the Supreme Court's "Reasonable Observer" Test for Vessel Status

What is a vessel? In maritime law, important rights and duties turn on whether something is a vessel. For example, the owner of a vessel can limit his liability for damages caused by the vessel under the Limitation of Shipowners’ Liability Act, and an injured seaman who is a member of the crew of a […]