Under 46 U.S.C. 30511(c), a shipowner may sue to limit its liability for claims to the value of the vessel and any pending freight so long as the shipowner sues for that relief within 6 months after a claimant gives the shipowner written notice of a claim.  To trigger that six-month limitations period, the claimant’s “written notice of a claim” must satisfy three elements: the notice must (1) be in writing, (2) clearly state that the victim intends to bring a claim or claims against the owner, and (3) include at least one claim that is reasonably likely to be covered by the Limitation of Liability Act.  Here, the notices did not satisfy those requirements and so didn’t start the 6-month limitations period.