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Hook, Line & Sinker—Litigation Nightmares Arising When My Vessel’s Anchor Ruptures Your Subsea Pipeline

CAIL Institute for Energy Law 73rd Annual Energy Law Conference

Houston, TX and via livestream

Blank Rome Partner Jeremy A. Herschaft will serve as a panelist at the Center for American and International Law (“CAIL”) Institute for Energy Law 73rd Annual Energy Law Conference, being held February 17 and 18, 2022, as a hybrid event in Houston, Texas, and via livestream.

Jeremy’s panel, “Hook, Line & Sinker—Litigation Nightmares Arising When My Vessel’s Anchor Ruptures Your Subsea Pipeline,” will take place on Thursday, February 17, from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. CDT.


As the number of vessels anchored off U.S. ports grows exponentially and in light of the recent California pipeline spill, the risk of a vessel dragging her anchor and striking a subsea pipeline has come into focus once again. This session will explore key considerations that arise in such litigation, including identifying and obtaining jurisdiction over the offending vessel and her owners, determining the appropriate venue and applicable law, applicability of presumptions of fault in such cases and strategies to overcome such presumptions, damage issues, and other related considerations.


As one of the world’s long-running energy law conference, the 73rd Annual Energy Law Conference will bring together legal leaders and other professionals in the energy industry for two days of excellent educational programming covering the oil, gas, and renewables sectors of the energy industry. Attended by in-house leaders, experienced energy attorneys in private practice, government attorneys, landmen, non-legal energy professionals, and young energy professionals, this conference also provides opportunities for social and professional networking with distinguished and diverse attendees.

CLE credit may be available.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference webpage.