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Cruise Company in Spotlight Over Mumbai Drugs Bust Case, in Trouble for License; Customs Revokes Permit

In a recent growth to the Mumbai cruise drug bust case, the customs division has despatched a discover to Cordelia Cruise revoking the PP (Provisional Permit) after the administration did not submit the required paperwork from the DG Shipping even after a lapse of 25 days.

On September 15, the provisional license for conversion from foreign-going vessel to coastal vessel was issued to Cordelia Cruise, which was prolonged until September 19. A certificates was issued for the passenger cruise on the identical day typically religion as a facility below ‘ease of doing business’.

The discover says that following the grant the passenger ship has did not adjust to the stipulated endeavor that every one formalities can be fulfilled inside 2 working days and the reversal can be finalized accordingly. It additionally expenses the cruise for its incapacity to provide the requisite license from the directorate basic of transport even after a lapse of 25 days.

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 ‘In view of non-production of documents from the directorate general of shipping under the provision of sections, 406 and 407 of the merchant shipping act, 1958, your request for conversion from foreign-going vessel to coastal vessel stands rejected. Also, the provisional conversion as coastal vessel stands withdrawn with immediate effect,’ reads the discover.

Customs Dept Issues Notice

However, a report by India Today claims that the Customs division has given a time of two days to Cordelia Cruise ship to furnish its provisional license below Sections 406 or 407 of the Merchant Shipping Act, failing which the license can be canceled.

Cordelia Cruiseliner’s Empress ship has been deeply embroiled in a drug bust involving high-profile celebrities, together with Bollywood celebrity Shahrukh Kha’s son Aryan Khan.

Following the drug bust, Jurgen Bailom, CEO and President of Waterways Leisure Private Limited issued an official assertion on behalf of Cordelia Cruises claiming in anyway no connection to the alleged drug nexus.

It learn, “I wish to express that Cordelia Cruises is in no way, directly or indirectly, connected to this incident. Cruises had chartered its ship for a private event to a Delhi-based event management company. We condemn all acts such as these and will strictly refrain from letting our ship out for similar events in the future.”

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