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Asked in Falls Church, VA Jun. 05, 2019 ,  2 answers Visitors: 2
If a marina allows larger boats to overhang their slips and a smaller boat hits the larger boat while the larger boat

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Anonymous
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Posted on / Jun. 05, 2019 05:48:16

I regret that I do not handle marina boat accident cases. Sorry.

Anonymous
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Posted on / Jun. 05, 2019 05:25:40

The degree of overhang could be a factor. If the smaller boat was moving, it's likely that it would be confronted by the argument that the other vessel was not moving. Maritime law applies a presumption that serves in favor of a non-moving vessel in encounters with moving vessels. The degree of interference to navigation presented by the larger vessel, based on the particular setting here, could become an issue. But in marinas, it is not uncommon for larger vessels to extend beyond their slips.

Tim Akpinar

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