HC issues notice to owners of `Prabhu Daya`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 19:34

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday issued a
notice to owners of Singapore flagged vessel `Prabhu Daya`,
suspected to have collided with a fishing boat off the Kerala
coast on March 1, resulting in the death of five persons.

Justice Harun-Ul-Rasheed issued the notice on a petition
filed by relatives of Xavier Antony, one of the fishermen
killed, seeking Rs 2 crore as compensation.

The court, however, declined their plea to take the ship
into custody.

Government also stated that the vessel captain Gordon
Charless Pereira, arrested on March 13 from Chennai and
remanded to 14 days judicial custody by a court in Kerala,
needs to be questioned by the investigating agency.

Antony`s wife, mother and three other relatives had
yesterday sought a direction to Kerala Police to seize the
vessel, now anchored at the outer anchorage of Chennai port.

They contended that the accused, including the Captain of
the vessel, were liable for the accident as it was caused due
to negligence.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 19:34
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