Great American Ins. Co.; Vessel Pacific Princess v.
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT OF
INTEROCEAN SHIPS, INC., OWNER AND
OPERATOR OF THE M/V “OCEAN PEARL,”
FOR EXONERATION FROM OR
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
High Court of American Samoa
July 27, 1984
This court has no jurisdiction to hear a petition for a limitation of liability which may be brought only in a United States district court.
Before GARDNER, Chief Justice, Presiding, TAUANU’U, Chief Associate Judge and OLO, Associate Judge.
Interocean Ships, Inc., the vessel owner, filed a petition in the High Court of American Samoa for a limitation of liability pursuant to 46 U.S.C. section 183.
Title 46 U.S.C. section 185 allows a vessel owner to “petition a district court of the United States of competent jurisdiction…. “
The High Court of American Samoa is not a district court of the United States. This court has no jurisdiction over this matter. Matter dismissed.