The company said in a filing on the Singapore Exchange on Monday (July 25) that its unit, PT Batamec, has also commenced proceedings in the High Court of Singapore against the vessel-owner, through its lawyers Rajah & Tann Singapore.
Chemical/Oil Products Tanker Ratna Blessing (ex CM Maya) - Image courtesy: AlexM/Shipspotting
The vessel is registered under RS Marine Investments Pte Ltd, a company owned by Mr Rakesh Shankarlal Tulshyan.
Otto Marine said PT Batamec rendered repair services at their yard in Batam to the vessel between Dec13, 2015, and March 21, 2016. Partial payments for the services were affected but RS Marine Investments Pte Ltd failed to make payment for the remaining charges despite reminders, said Otto Marine.
PT Batamec then commenced legal action against the vessel-owner to recover the outstanding charges, said Otto Marine.
It said both PT Batamec and the management of the company are working closely with lawyers to take all necessary actions to enforce PT Batamec's rights against the Vessel as well as protect the interests and assets of the group.