AG submits Rs.340 mn interim claim to ‘MT New Diamond’ owners | Daily News


 

AG submits Rs.340 mn interim claim to ‘MT New Diamond’ owners

Attorney General Dappula De Livera had yesterday submitted an interim claim for Rs.340 million to the owners of the blazed crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ vessel for cost incurred to assist in extinguishing the fire and the costs incurred in connection with the fire.

Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told news media that the claim was submitted to the lawyers of the owners of the vessel determining that the vessel will not be permitted to leave the Sri Lankan waters until the compensation is paid to Sri Lanka.

“The Navy, Air Force, the Sri Lankan Port Authority, the Colombo Dockyard, MEPA (Marine Environmental Protection Authority) and the Coast Guard have all calculated the cost of extinguishing the fire that broke out on the vessel,” she said. Further, she said that a separate claim will be submitted after a report is submitted by the MEPA pertaining to the damages the fire caused to the marine environment.

 


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