Harley Marine Gulf, LLC
FINAL JUDGMENT (Signed by Judge George C Hanks, Jr) Parties notified.(dperez, 3)
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
October 18, 2017
David J. Bradley, Clerk
IN THE MATTER OF HARCO MARINE, §
LLC AND HARLEY MARINE GULF,
§ CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:15-CV-221
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., et al,
Harco Marine, L.L.C., as owner of the M/V ALAMO (Official No. 1247382) and Harley
Marine Gulf, L.L.C. as operator and manager of the M/V ALAMO filed a complaint on August
18, 2015, seeking exoneration from or limitation of liability for all loss, destruction, damage or
injury caused by or resulting from an incident that occurred on February 19, 2015 at the Chevron
Marine Terminal in Pascagoula, Mississippi. On August 19, 2015, the Court entered an order
directing issuance of notice and restraining prosecution of claims and setting the date for filing of
claims on or before October 13, 2015 (hereinafter “Monition”). See Dkt. 9. Public notice of the
Monition was duly given by Harco Marine L.L.C. and Harley Marine Gulf, L.L.C. as required by
law, by the practice of this Court, and by the Monition, and copies of the Motion were duly
served in accordance with the terms of the Monition, all of which appears from affidavits and
materials filed in this case (Dkt. 15). Two claimants filed timely claims (Dkt. 12 and 14).
The time to present claims expired, and this Court entered an order on January 27, 2016
noting the defaults of all persons who had not presented their claims by the date in the Monition
and barred all further claims in the suit (Dkt. 25). All claims, by or against all parties, have been
compromised and settled. Accordingly, this limitation of liability action is determined and no
further claims may be presented in this action.
Now, on the pleadings and other proceedings heretofore had herein, and on the agreed
motion of all parties, it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the said incident of
February 19, 2015 and all loss, destruction, damage or injury resulting therefrom were done,
occasioned and incurred without the privity or knowledge of Harco Marine, L.L.C. and Harley
Marine Gulf, L.L.C. and without fault or liability on the part of Harco Marine, L.L.C. and Harley
Marine Gulf, L.L.C., and that Harco Marine, L.L.C., Harley Marine Gulf, L.L.C. and the M/V
ALAMO, their apparel, equipment, engines, freights, tackle, etc., in rem, be and they hereby are
forever exonerated and discharged from all liability for any and all claims for loss, destruction,
damage or injury arising out of said incident or arising on the voyage on which the M/V
ALAMO was then engaged; and it is further
ORDERED that the claims of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Brandon Salyers against Harco
Marine, L.L.C. and Harley Marine Gulf, L.L.C. are hereby dismissed on the merits with
prejudice to the institution of any suit, action or proceeding in any court or tribunal for recovery
of any claims, losses and damages arising out of or in any manner connected with their claims in
this suit; and it is further
ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that all persons and corporations having or
claiming to have sustained any loss, destruction, damage or injury by reason of or in connection
with the incident referred to in the petition or by reason of or in connection with any other matter
or thing occurring on said voyage of the M/V ALAMO, be, and they hereby are, perpetually
enjoined and restrained from instituting or prosecuting in any manner whatsoever, in this or in
any other proceeding, suit or action, in any court or in any country, any claim, action, suit or
proceeding whatsoever against Harco Marine, L.L.C. and Harley Marine Gulf, L.L.C. or its
successors or against the M/V ALAMO, their apparel, equipment, engines, freights, tackle, etc.,
in rem,, or against any other vessel or property of Harco Marine, L.L.C. and Harley Marine Gulf,
L.L.C. or of its successors; and it is further
ORDERED that all bonds, letters of undertaking, and stipulations for costs (cash bond)
and stipulations for value filed by Harco Marine, L.L.C. and Harley Marine Gulf, L.L.C. or by
any other party herein be, and they hereby are, cancelled and discharged of record; and it is
ORDERED that the Injunction issued by this Court (Dkt. 3) enjoining the filing,
commencement and/or further prosecution of any and all suits, actions, or legal proceedings of
any nature, including but not limited to, Cause No. CV-0074491; Brandon Salyers vs. Harley
Marine Gulf, LLC and Chevron USA, Inc.; In the County Court at Law No. 3, Galveston
County, Texas, is hereby lifted and terminated.
ORDERED that all costs of court herein shall be borne by the party incurring same.
The Court directs the Clerk to enter this FINAL JUDGMENT as to Defendants Harco
Marine, L.L.C. and Harley Marine Gulf, L.L.C.
The Court denies all relief not granted in this judgment.
SIGNED at Galveston, Texas, this 18th day of October, 2017.
George C. Hanks Jr.
United States District Judge
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