NEW ORLEANS – The owners of a cargo ship are being sued by ING Bank for allegedly failing to pay for the ship’s fuel.

ING Bank NV filed a lawsuit Dec. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the marine vessel Diamantina, her engines, tackle, equipment, furniture, appurtenances, etc.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 7, 2014, OW Bunker sold the Diamantina 200 metric tons of fuel oil when the ship was docked in South Korea. After delivery of the fuel, the suit says OW Bunker invoiced the Diamantina’s owners for $121,600 for the fuel. OW Bunker subsequently assigned its lien against the vessel to ING Bank, and both entities claim they are unpaid to date.

ING Bank seeks arrest of the vessel and reimbursement for fuel, interest, administrative fees and litigation costs, totaling $200,175.20. They are represented by attorneys James D. Berclaw, Robert J. Stefani and Laura E. Avery of the New Orleans firm King, Krebs & Jurgens PLLC.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Case number 2:15-cv-06601

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