MIAMI – A Florida towing and transportation company is suing motor vessel Maraton for allegedly unpaid services.
P&L Towing and Transportation Inc. filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Jan. 13, against the Maraton, its engines, tackle, rigging, apparel and appurtenances, etc., citing Rule 9(h) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Claims.
According to the claim, P&L provided services to the defendant at various times in 2013 and 2014, including towing and agency services. The plaintiff alleges that the owners and operators of the Maraton did not pay for the services, which were necessary for the vessel to engage in commerce. P&L claims it is entitled to maritime lien against the defendant for all accounts due.
P&L Towing and Transportation Inc. seeks a lien against the defendant, $100,755.35 for necessaries provided, including interest; as well as interest through the date of judgment; costs; custodial expenses; attorney’s fees; and that the vessel be condemned and sold to furnish the cost of demands. It is represented by Patrick E. Novak of Horr, Novak & Skipp PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-CV-20169-UU