Jones Act lawsuits filed in fatal Gulf sinking of the Silver Wings

Dec 24, 2009 12:00 AM
(BEAUMONT, Texas) -- The families of two mariners who died when the vessel Silver Wings sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 2007 have filed lawsuits, the Southeast Texas Record legal newspaper reported. Both lawsuits name company owner John Landry Sr. as a defendant. They say the vessel was unseaworthy and negligence was involved. The two victims' bodies were never found and are assumed to be entombed in the wreckage.
 
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