Supreme Court case could change the definition of 'vessel'

(RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week considers a Florida case involving the removal of a houseboat from the shoreline, and the decision could have an impact on maritime law, the New Times newspaper reported. The case could change or refine the legal definition of "vessel." During questioning, the justices considered many hypotheticals about floating objects.

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By Professional Mariner Staff