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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Louisiana on
Q: what the Admirality/Maritime RS statue for towing barges to park on private property w/o permission. I live in Louisia

Barges park on my property for lengths of time no lease.. Shine lights at my home that enterred into my windows any hour nof night. what right do I have. We own 40 acres of land and 250 feets of this property extents into the river.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 24, 2024

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Without knowing the reason for choosing to use your waterfront property instead of a mooring, a starting point could be to contact the towing company. It doesn't sound like a practice that the larger towing... View More

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Q: Can I get a definition and a map of inland waters of the state of Louisiana?

My charter boat insurance policy limits state: Navigation Limits Inland waters of AL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC & TX.

And I frequently fish the coast and need to know if my policy covers me while fishing the coast or nearshore oil platforms.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 27, 2023

46 CFR section 10.107 provides: Inland waters means the navigable waters of the United States shoreward of the Boundary Lines as described in part 7 of this chapter, excluding the Great Lakes, and, for towing vessels, excluding the Western Rivers.

Part 7 provides the following definition...
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Q: Can I get a definition and a map of inland waters of the state of Louisiana?

My charter boat insurance policy limits state: Navigation Limits Inland waters of AL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC & TX.

And I frequently fish the coast and need to know if my policy covers me while fishing the coast or nearshore oil platforms.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 4, 2023

You could ask your insurance agent to outline geographic boundaries of your coverage, or to provide the laws by which their underwriting department defines your coverage. However, even if they respond on that, they are not likely to identify specific offshore oil platforms that you would be... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Louisiana on
Q: What is the difference between maritime law and admiralty law?
Brent Cueria
Brent Cueria
answered on Oct 6, 2023

Maritime law governs topics related to shipping, fishing boats, cruise ships,

and oil rigs, including the rights and responsibilities of those who work on

them. Admiralty law is a branch of law that deals with maritime disputes

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