MOSCOW, July 10 (RAPSI) – The Commercial Court of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region has recovered about 3 billion rubles (about $50 million) from Pontoporos Special Maritime Enterprise and Delta Tankers Ltd for damaging berth of the Primorsk sea port in the Leningrad Region during an accident with Delta Pioneer aframax tanker, court documents read on Monday.
Pontoporos Special Maritime Enterprise owns the tanker and Delta Tankers Ltd operates it. Lawsuits against these companies were filed by “Transneft-Port Primorsk”, a subsidiary of Transneft, and owner of the port “Primorsk Trading Port”. Later the lawsuits were merged by the court.
According to the case documents, in November 2016 Delta Pioneer tanker, under the Greek flag, collided with a berth in Primorsk port damaging the structure and equipment placed there owned by Transneft-Port Primorsk. Losses were officially confirmed by a technical inspection while specialists of Ernst & Young estimated their amount. The court found that the accident was caused by crew of Delta Pioneer moving the ship too quickly and unsynchronized.