Batista's OSX confirms filing for bankruptcy protection

RIO DE JANEIRO Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:47pm EST

RIO DE JANEIRO Nov 11 (Reuters) - OSX Brasil SA, the Brazilian shipbuilder controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, filed on Monday for bankruptcy protection, according to a company spokesperson.

Earlier a source told Reuters of the filing, as the company followed through with plans announced on Friday.