Marine Law Symposium

On the Water - On the Stand


January 7, 2020


DoubleTree by Hilton
300 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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Case Study Highlight: The Polar Bear Case & The Scientific Method


In June 2014, the 102’ yacht Polar Bear struck ground entering the San Diego Harbor. Once placed on supports in dry-dock, it was discovered that she had sustained severe damage to the steel hull requiring extensive hot work repair. During the cutting, grinding, and welding repairs, the vessel caught fire and after hours engulfed in flames, Polar Bear was destroyed. The panel will analyze the case and walk attendees through the series of unfortunate events.​