James J. Gillin, Appellant, v. F/v Nancy, Her Engines, Tackle, Apparel, Etc., in Rem and William H. Fish, As Owner of the F/v Nancy, in Personam, Appellees, 420 F.2d 1380 (4th Cir. 1970)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 420 F.2d 1380 (4th Cir. 1970) Argued March 2, 1970Decided March 6, 1970

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division; John A. MacKenzie, District Judge.

Hugh S. Meredith, Norfolk, Va. (J. Davis Reed, III, and Vandeventer, Black, Meredith & Martin, Norfolk, Va., on the brief), for appellant.

Daniel Hartnett, Accomac, Va. (Henry L. Carter and Ayres & Hartnett, Accomac, Va., on the brief), for appellees.

Before WINTER, CRAVEN and BUTZNER, Circuit Judges.


The district judge exonerated Captain Fish and his fishing boat Nancy from all responsibility for the collision between Nancy and motor yacht Lizanne. Since he applied correct principles of law to findings of fact that are not clearly erroneous the appeal is