The US Department of Justice, has filed suit against Japan-based MOL to recover damages incurred as a result of the allision of the company’s single cruise ship, the Nippon Maru (IMO 8817631) with a US Navy fuel pier in Apra, Guam.
According to international news, on December 30th 2018 the Japanese-flagged cruise ship left Apra, bound for Saipan with 372 passengers and 252 crewmembers on board. As it departed the harbour it struck the US Navy’s Delta fuel pier.
US is seeking more than $8 million in damages from the Japan-based Nippon Maru cruise ship and its owners for a pier accident at Apra Harbor in 2018.
However, efforts to reach a settlement between the parties failed. So, the Department of Justice, in its lawsuit filed in the District Court of Guam, seeks judgment against Nippon Maru, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.
The lawsuit said that it is presumed that Nippon Maru was at fault for causing damage to the Naval fueling wharf. There were no injuries or pollution reported but the accident was costly for the US.
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