Herald: CoP to inspect San Domino before clearing it for operations
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CoP to inspect San Domino before clearing it for operations

31 Dec 2017 06:14am IST

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31 Dec 2017 06:14am IST

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Three jetties identified for offshore casino vessel; Decision to be conveyed to High Court

PANJIM: While the Goa government is still deliberating on which jetty it would allot offshore casino M V San Domino, Captain of Ports (CoP) Department has asked its owner Creative Gaming Solutions Pvt Ltd to produce the vessel for inspection. 

“We have asked the casino firm to produce the vessel for inspection, only after which it will be granted a no objection to operate in River Mandovi. Although CoP has been supervising the dry-docking and regular repairs of the vessel, experts need to conduct a thorough inspection before granting it a fitness certificate to ensure it is sea worthy,” said a Secretariat official. 

The department has identified three jetties and will finalise any one for San Domino (Casino Maharaja), which will begin casino operations after nearly eight years of being anchored in the Mandovi. CoP has identified jetties at Panjim, Britona and the renovated hybrid jetty at Old Goa. 

The floating vessel has been leased out to Haryana politician Gopal Kanda-owned Golden Globe Hotels Pvt Ltd (GGHPL) for six months, with the High Court of Bombay at Goa directing the government to allot the firm a jetty. The next hearing will be on January 9, 2018 when the government is likely to submit its report.

“Government is examining the file (put up by the CoP) to decide which of the three jetties can be designated for this casino. A final call will soon be taken and the decision will be conveyed to the High Court during the next hearing,” said the official.

The State Government, through Advocate General Dattaprasad Lawande, had earlier this month submitted to the High Court that it has decided to allot a jetty to San Domino and that necessary orders will be issued to the company within one week. 

As of now, the CoP jetty in Panjim is being used by other offshore casinos on “touch and go basis”. 

GGHPL has paid the government Rs 54 crore arrears for its casino ship M V Lucky 7 but since the vessel is undergoing major repairs at the Cochin dockyard, the company decided to temporarily operate Casino Maharaja that is currently not in operation.
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