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 With admiralty jurisdiction comes the application of substantive admiralty law. See Executive Jet Aviation, 409 U.S. at 409 U. S. 255. Absent a relevant statute, the general maritime law, as developed by the judiciary, applies. United States v. Reliable Transfer Co., 421 U. S. 397, 421 U. S. 409 (1975); Knickerbocker Ice Co. v. Stewart, 253 U. S. 149, 253 U. S. 160-161 (1920). Drawn from state and federal sources, the general maritime law is an amalgam of traditional common law rules, modifications of those rules, and newly created rules. See Kermarec v. Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, 358 U. S. 625, 358 U. S. 630 (1959); Romero v. International Terminal Operating Co., 358 U. S. 354, 358 U. S. 373-375 (1959). The Supreme Court has developed a body of maritime tort principles, see, e.g., Kermarec, supra at 358 U. S. 632; see generally Currie, Federalism and the Admiralty: 'The Devil's Own Mess,' 1960 S. Ct. Rev. 158, 164, and is now asked to incorporate products liability concepts, long a part of the common law of torts, into the general maritime law. See Igneri v. Cie. de Transports Oceaniques, 323 F.2d 257, 260 (CA2 1963), cert. ...

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