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Ruling could limit liability in Kandi Won lawsuit

The first case in the fatal 2012 sinking will begin in federal court under admiralty law.The first lawsuit in the fatal July 4, 2012, Long Island, N.Y., sinking of the 34-foot Silverton Kandi Won, in which three children drowned, was filed by the father and brother of victim Victoria Gaines.

The action came a week after the lawyer for the owner of the boat submitted papers in federal court in Brooklyn seeking a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that any claims against Kevin Treanor be heard in that court under admiralty law in an effort to limit liability. Federal Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein signed the order Oct. 10.

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Warren Luhrs: sailor, boatbuilder, innovator

Warren LuhrsSingle-hander and ocean racer Warren Luhrs, co-founder of sailboat builder Hunter Marine and trawler maker Mainship, died Sept. 18 of a heart attack in Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old.

Luhrs and brother John, who together also owned Silverton Yachts and sportfish builder Luhrs, came from a line of boatbuilders, repairers and chandlers.

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One step closer to the ‘paperless’ helm

Fixtures on the navigator’s table since the Civil War, NOAA’s traditional lithographic paper charts soon will be history. Come April 13, NOAA no longer will publish those charts, but it will continue to offer other options, both paper and digital.

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Seamanship Quiz

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute  www.captains.com

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SHIVERED TIMBERS:

In an exercise to test the accuracy of laser-guided bombs launched from the air, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped a GBU-10 smart bomb on an unmanned mock pirate skiff in the Gulf of Mexico. The test was a success.

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