Admiralty – Tort/Negligence – Suits in Admiralty Act – Coast Guard – Search & RescueTurner v. United States The Coast Guard’s decision as to whether to start a search for a missing boater is discretionary; therefore, the Coast Guard’s delay in starting the search for plaintiff and her husband is shielded by sovereign immunity. Plaintiff made it to shore 20 minutes after the Coast Guard started its search; she has not shown that she was damaged by any negligence of the Coast Guard in that timeframe.
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Published: June 27, 2012
Time posted: 11:00 am
Tags: Admiralty, Coast Guard, Search & Rescue, Suits in Admiralty Act, Tort/Negligence