U.S. Supreme Court
The Valencia, 165 U.S. 264 (1897)
Submitted May 7, 1896
Decided February 1, 1897
165 U.S. 264
One furnishing supplies or making repairs on the order simply of a person acquiring the control and possession of a vessel under a charter party requiring him to provide and pay for all the coals, etc., cannot acquire a maritime lien if the circumstances attending the transaction put him on inquiry as to the existence and terms of such charter party, and he fails to make the inquiry, and chooses to act on a mere belief that the vessel will be liable for his claim.
The case is stated in the opinion.