Officials of Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) asked Director General of Shipping, Gautam Chatterjee to devise some sort of policy for sailors in distress and a redress mechanism to help those stuck in stranded vessels. Since October 2012, over 55 sailors are stranded in two vessels â€“ Pratibha Cauvery and Pratibha Warna â€“ and their salaries have not been paid since July 2012
Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) said it would allow the vessel MT Pratibha Cauvery to be berthed at the port provided the owners paid the requisite berthing charges and got the documents validated. The ship, which lost both of its anchors on October 31 owing to gusty winds caused by cyclone Nilam, is currently being held in outer anchorage by a tow
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been urged not to revoke Kingfisher Airlines licence until the debt-ridden carrier clears dues of Rs 273 crore to the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The DGCA has suspended KFA's licence on grounds of operational inefficiencies.