Madurai Court has finally passed an order requesting the release of the bulk carrier that had been detained at the port of Mumbai from 29 October after it had collided with a shipping boat off Colachel. The decision had come through after the parties involved concluded paying compensation.
The court had passed the order when disposing of a petition filed by P Rajamani of Kanyakumari. On hearing the plead, CV Karthikeyan, the Justice had made note of the fact that parties have achieved a mutual agreement for the payment of Rs 70 lakh as compensation.
The unfortunate collision that had left the vessel impaired and a few crew members injured took place approximately 19nm off Colachel harbour in Kanyakumari on 22 October. The Indian Coast Guard took two wounded fishermen ashore.
On the other hand, other crew members managed to reach the shore with the impaired boat. Other fishermen and two boats came to their rescue.
After the accident, Rajamani moved the HC bench to seek compensation and speedy investigation after detaining MV Navios Venus.