By Gary Howard
Advanfort has dismissed lawyers Ince & Co ahead of a bail judgement later this week for the 35 crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio in India.
Ince & Co has reassured the crew’s families that their dismissal will have no impact on the bail judgement as the bail hearing took place on 14 March. During their five month detention, bail has been repeatedly denied, although hopes are high for this week’s judgement.
A Mission to Seafarers (MtS) spokesperson told Seatrade Global: “Advanfort dismissed the legal team from Ince Law, and we are still unsure as to why. The Indian legal team is still in place and we will be liaising with them and feeding information back to the families. Our regional director for the area, Dr Paul Burt is on his way to support the crewmen being held, and hopes to meet with the British Deputy High Commission office locally.”
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