U.S. Supreme Court
The Panoil, 266 U.S. 433 (1925)
United States v. Steamship "Panoil"
Argued December 10, 1924
Decided January 5, 1925
266 U.S. 433
The district court has not admiralty jurisdiction of a libel in rem against a vessel for damages caused by its colliding with a spur dike, a structure mainly of wood, driven into the bed and extending out from the bank of a navigable river, the purpose of which is to improve the channel in aid of navigation by producing shore deposits through a slackening of water flow. P. 266 U. S. 434.
Appeal from a decree of the district court in admiralty which dismissed a libel for want of jurisdiction. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary