- EXTENSION OF ADMIRALTY AND MARITIME JURISDIC-
TION; LIBEL IN REM OR IN PERSONAM; EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY; WAITING PERIOD (46 App. U.S.C. 740 (1996)). The
admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States shall extend to
and include all cases of damage or injury, to person or property, caused
by a vessel on navigable water, notwithstanding that such damage or
injury be done or consummated on land. In any such case suit may be
brought in rem or in personam according to the principles of law and
the rules of practice obtaining in cases where the injury or damage has
been done and consummated on navigable water: Provided, That as to
any suit against the United States for damage or injury done or consum-
mated on land by a vessel on navigable waters, the Public Vessels Act
or Suits in Admiralty Act, as appropriate, shall constitute the
remedy for all causes of action arising after the date of the passage of
this Act and for all causes of action where suit has not been hitherto
filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act: Provided further, That no suit
shall be filed against the United States until there shall have expired
period of six months after the claim has been presented in writing to
Federal agency owning or operating the vessel causing the injury or
I can verify this word "consummated" is in North Carolina code. Where
it is explained, I know not.
As to what "on navigable waters" means, I have no authorities.
Perhaps someone can enlighten.