Court orders seizure of Maine ferry over pilots' claims

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(PORTLAND, Maine) — A federal court has ordered the seizure of the Nova Star ferry following a claim by the Portland Pilots that the ferry operator owes it more than $195,000, the Portland Press Herald reported. After two disappointing seasons, Nova Scotia's government announced Thursday it was stripping the operator, Nova Star Cruises, of the franchise to run the subsidized ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The pilots group told the court that Nova Star Cruises hasn’t paid it any money since Aug. 17.

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By Professional Mariner Staff