A vessel owner owes to the seamen an absolute and non-delegable duty to furnish a vessel reasonably safe and fit in hull, gear, appliances, ways, appurtenances and manning for it's intended purpose. Mahnick v. Southern Steamship Co., 321 U.S. 96, 64 S.Ct. 455, 88 L. Ed. 561 (1944); Sanford v. Caswell, 200 F.2d 830, 153 AMC 339 (5th Cir. 1953).
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