Port of Kalama files $3M claim against ship for damage

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Port of Kalama has filed a claim against the owners and operators of a container ship it believes is responsible for damaging the marina and boats when it passed by at an excessive speed last week. The Daily News reports the port’s damage estimate is $3 million for port docks, wharves and related structures. It estimates another $2 million damage to private vessels. The port identified the SM Mumbai, owned by SM Line Corp., as the responsible ship based on video, vessel tracking and pilot information. Marina spokesperson Liz Newman says the port filed a claim against SM Line in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon seeking to recover damages to the marina.