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Owner of docked Nova Star ferry seeks vessel's release
November 26, 2015 14:38 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The owner of the docked Nova Star ferry that ran between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is asking a federal court to release the vessel so it can be put to work elsewhere.
But a gambling company says the vessel should not be allowed to sail out of Portland harbor until the company is able to retrieve 70 slot machines still onboard.
The ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia sailed for more than two years before it was seized by the U.S. Marshals Oct. 30 because of the outstanding debts of the cruise line that operated it.
The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1LBi33F ) reports the ferry's owner, Singapore Technologies Marine, has been settling claims against the cruise line.
A hearing on the issue is set for Monday in federal court.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com
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