The Sunday Leader

Wreckage Of Ship To Be Salvaged

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The Commercial Court has given an order to salvage the wreckage of the foreign owned ship, which sank off Panadura in August and sell the parts and use it to pay the dues to the crew and others.
Director General of Merchant Shipping, Ajith Seneviratne said that the court had ordered that the goods on the ship which had also gone under water with the vessel, be recovered and stored at a suitable location in Trincomalee.
MV Thermopylae Sierra was found drifting off the coast of Panadura three years ago and had been anchored there since, pending the outcome of a Court case on its cargo. With the court case dragging the condition of the ship had deteriorated and it eventually sank last August. Engineers were kept on board the vessel but they withdrew saying they had not been given food or other facilities.
“Once the money is recovered after the parts of the ship are sold then the money which the owners of the ship owe the crew and others will be paid off,” Seneviratne told The Sunday Leader.
Seneviratne said once the wreckage of the ship is salvaged then tenders will be called to sell the parts and recover the money to pay for the crew salaries and other overheads.

1 Comment for “Wreckage Of Ship To Be Salvaged”

  1. kuruparan

    Ha ha ha . . . Mahajamutta . . .
    Waited so long . . . to come to this decision ? ? ?
    Why they couldn’t do it before the ship sank ?
    I can remember couple of articles appeared in this paper.
    What a waste . . . Miracle of Asia .! ! !

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