FRANKFURT Jan 17 Germany's DVB Bank is
in talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines
(IRISL) after one of its ships fled detention in Sri Lankan
waters due to debt payment claims, a bank spokeswoman said on
Sri Lanka's navy said earlier the MV Amina fled late on
Wednesday. Last week the navy had fired warning shots to prevent
the vessel from leaving.
"The ship Amina has broken the arrest; that is a very
unusual move. DVB is in talks with IRISL to find out how to
further proceed now," the DVB spokeswoman said.
The spokeswoman added DVB Bank was seeking to seize a
further two Iranian ships, after obtaining an order from a
Singapore court, for debt claims.
(Reporting by Arno Schuetze; writing by Jonathan Saul in
London; editing by Jane Baird)