Drew Marine USA, Inc arrest m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj at Kolkata. Released

Drew Marine USA, Inc initiated legal action against the vessel m.t. Maharshi Vamadeva on January 28, 2013 in the Bombay High Court for arrest of the vessel for claims against nine vessels m.t. Maharshi Krishnetreya, m.t Maharshi Vamadeva, m.t. Maharshi Mahatreya, m.t Maharshi Bhardwaj, m.t.Maharshi Subhatreya, m.v. Amba Bhakti, m.v. Amba Bhargavi, m.v. Subhadra and m.v. Suvarna in respect of supply of diverse quantities necessaries of chemicals, gases and equipments to these nine vessels. Drew Marine USA, Inc initiated legal action against the vessel m.t. Maharshi Vamadeva on January 28, 2013 in the Bombay High Court for arrest of the vessel for claims against nine vessels m.t. Maharshi Krishnetreya, m.t Maharshi Vamadeva, m.t. Maharshi Mahatreya, m.t Maharshi Bhardwaj, m.t.Maharshi Subhatreya, m.v. Amba Bhakti, m.v. Amba Bhargavi, m.v. Subhadra and m.v. Suvarna in respect of supply of diverse quantities necessaries of chemicals, gases and equipments to these nine vessels. The vessel m.t. Maharshi Vamadeva sailed away from New Mangalore port on January 28, 2013 before the application for arrest of the vessel was made post lunch before the Admiralty Judge. Immediate search was conducted by Brus Chambers, Solicitors for Drew Marine USA, Inc of all the vessels owned by Varun Shipping Co Ltd and it was found that the vessel m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj was in Indian waters sailing at 14 knots at Sandheads, near Haldia Docks, Kolkata Port. A immediate application for amendment of the pleadings and arrest of the sister ship m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj was made before the Admiralty Judge. After hearing Senior counsel Mr. Venkatesh Dhond along with solicitors Dr. Shrikant Hathi alongwith Ms. Binita Hathi instructed by Brus Chambers, Advocates and Solicitors, amendment to the pleadings was allowed and the vessel m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj was orderd to be arrested and the order of arrest was effected on Port, Customs and all authorities at mid-night. Haldia Docks under Kolkata Port Trust acted swiftly and arrested the vessel at mid-night and was confirmed when officer from the Sheriff of Mumbai actually effected the order of arrest the next day January 29, 2013.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, February 1, 2013 /India PRwire/ -- Drew Marine USA, Inc initiated legal action against the vessel m.t. Maharshi Vamadeva on January 28, 2013 in the Bombay High Court for arrest of the vessel for claims against nine vessels m.t. Maharshi Krishnetreya, m.t Maharshi Vamadeva, m.t. Maharshi Mahatreya, m.t Maharshi Bhardwaj, m.t.Maharshi Subhatreya, m.v. Amba Bhakti, m.v. Amba Bhargavi, m.v. Subhadra and m.v. Suvarna in respect of supply of diverse quantities necessaries of chemicals, gases and equipments to these nine vessels.

The vessel m.t. Maharshi Vamadeva sailed away from New Mangalore port on January 28, 2013 before the application for arrest of the vessel was made post lunch before the Admiralty Judge. Immediate search was conducted by Brus Chambers, Solicitors for Drew Marine USA, Inc of all the vessels owned by Varun Shipping Co Ltd and it was found that the vessel m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj was in Indian waters sailing at 14 knots at Sandheads, near Haldia Docks, Kolkata Port. A immediate application for amendment of the pleadings and arrest of the sister ship m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj was made before the Admiralty Judge. After hearing Senior counsel Mr. Venkatesh Dhond along with solicitors Dr. Shrikant Hathi alongwith Ms. Binita Hathi instructed by Brus Chambers, Advocates and Solicitors, amendment to the pleadings was allowed and the vessel m.t. Maharshi Bhardwaj was orderd to be arrested and the order of arrest was effected on Port, Customs and all authorities at mid-night. Haldia Docks under Kolkata Port Trust acted swiftly and arrested the vessel at mid-night and was confirmed when officer from the Sheriff of Mumbai actually effected the order of arrest the next day January 29, 2013.

Drew Marine USA Inc was approached by owner of the vessel Varun Shipping USA, Inc on January 29, 2013 for out of court settlement and for release of the vessel as she was loaded with Butane gas for discharging at Haldia meant for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. The owner of the vessel made immediate part payment of USD 120,000 to Drew Marine USA Inc and the balance is agreed to be paid during mid-February 2013. An Application for release of the vessel was made by Drew Marine USA Inc solicitors, Brus Chambers and an order of release was obtained on January 30, 2013 and accordingly the vessel was released.

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