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Survey of United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decisions from July 1, 1982, through June 30, 1983 on admiralty law. A substantial amount of admiralty litigation was generated within the Fifth Circuit during this survey period despite the fact that the judicial shoreline was reduced due to the splitting of the circuit in 1981. The great majority of the holdings in these cases merely reaffirmed established law; therefore, the basic purpose of this article is to analyze some of the more notable decisions. The areas of admiralty law touched upon by this article include (1) loss of society claims under general maritime law and the Jones Act, (2) products liability and strict liability cases, (3) admiralty jurisdiction with respect to aircraft crashes, and (4) liability for damage resulting from collisions with unmarked, sunken vessels.