B-160770, JUL 26, 1967

B-160770: Jul 26, 1967

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ATTENTION: WILLIAM PENTZKE VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 18. WHILE SUCH FORMS MAY BE ACCEPTABLE IN COMMERCIAL USAGE WHERE PRIVATE PARTIES ARE CONCERNED. IT IS NOT ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF OUR OFFICE TO EXECUTE SUCH A RELEASE OF CLAIM ARISING OUT OF LOSS AND DAMAGE TO A SHIPMENT MADE BY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY. WE THEREFORE HAVE TODAY AUTHORIZED THE NEGOTIATION OF THE CHECK AND WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE IN THE MATTER.

B-160770, JUL 26, 1967

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MARINA MERCANTE NICARAGUENSE, S. A., C/O AMERICAN HEMISPHERE MARINE AGENCIES, INC.;

ATTENTION: WILLIAM PENTZKE VICE PRESIDENT:

WE HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 18, 1967, TRANSMITTING IN REPLY TO OUR LETTER OF JULY 5, 1967, B-160770, YOUR CHECK FOR $548.16 IN FULL SETTLEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM FOR DAMAGES TO VEHICLES WHILE BEING TRANSPORTED VIA THE SS. HONDURAS (MAMENIC LINE), TRADE STYLE OF MARINA MERCANTE NICARAGUENESE, S. A., FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, TO ACAJUTLA, EL SALVADOR, UNDER COMMERCIAL BILL OF LADING NO. 6, IN AUGUST 1963. WITH YOUR CHECK, YOU FORWARDED FORMS OF GENERAL RELEASE IN TRIPLICATE WITH THE REQUEST THEY BE EXECUTED AND RETURNED TO YOU.

WHILE SUCH FORMS MAY BE ACCEPTABLE IN COMMERCIAL USAGE WHERE PRIVATE PARTIES ARE CONCERNED, IT IS NOT ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF OUR OFFICE TO EXECUTE SUCH A RELEASE OF CLAIM ARISING OUT OF LOSS AND DAMAGE TO A SHIPMENT MADE BY ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY. HOWEVER, YOUR COMPROMISE OFFER OF JULY 26, 1965, AND THIS LETTER SHOULD FURNISH YOU ADEQUATE RECORD OF SETTLEMENT OF THE PARTICULAR GOVERNMENT CLAIM INVOLVED.

WE THEREFORE HAVE TODAY AUTHORIZED THE NEGOTIATION OF THE CHECK AND WE ARE CLOSING OUR FILE IN THE MATTER.