Lanka court orders holding of `Scotia Prince`

Last Updated: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 21:42

Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Monday ordered the
holding of a US-registered passenger ferry `Scotia Prince` in
the port here until the settlement of a dispute involving its
Indian caterer.

`Scotia Prince`, which operated a twice weekly ferry
service between Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu and Colombo since mid-
June, has been anchored here since the middle of November,
officials said.

The commercial high court here today ordered the
retention of `Scotia Prince` in Colombo port until the
settlement of a dispute involving its Indian caterer.

The ruling came following an application by a
Chennai-based firm which claimed that a sum of over Rs 15
million was due from the US-registered passenger ferry `Scotia
Prince`.

It is speculated that the service of `Scotia Prince` may
be scrapped due to lack of patronage.

The ship has been anchored in Colombo since the middle of
November as the ferry service came to be stalled officials
said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 21:42

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