Devall Blogs on Legal Definition of "Vessel" Case Before S.C.O.T.U.S.

November 14, 2012

Joseph A. Devall, Jr. has written a blog post regarding the definition of a “vessel” in City of Riviera Beach v. That Certain Unnamed Gray, Two-Story Vessel Approximately Fifty-Seven Feet in Length, 649 F. 3d 1259 (11th Cir. 2011). That case, which is now before the 2012–2013 session of the United States Supreme Court, may have far reaching implications as it determines whether a structure was a “vessel” under Section 3 of the Rules of Construction Act, 1 U.S.C. §3.

The post appears on King Krebs & Jurgens' Offshore Winds legal blog ( for marine and energy businesses.