Singapore Technologies Marine hopes to put the ferry back to work but Century Casinos Inc. wants to get its 70 slot machines off the vessel.
Three of the claimants who were seeking payment from the defunct ferry service have been paid.
Directors vote to build a new toll plaza at mile 8.8, despite objections from the town and residents.
The Maine Board of Environmental Protection says the state’s environmental agency was within its rights to approve a critical permit for the layover facility.
The province denies the claim as Nova Star Cruises’ total of unpaid bills exceeds $3 million after Westbrook-based Pratt Abbott files a new claim.
The ferry’s builder owns the vessel and 10 percent of the company that operated the service.
A Dubai company wants the vessel to be sold at auction so it can receive payment on a $1 million bill for fuel.
Stephen Smith, the first ‘outsider’ named to lead the company, is an avid outdoorsman, retail industry veteran and former Maine resident.
The ferry sits ‘under arrest’ in Portland’s outer harbor until its owner pays its bills, which a company spokesman says will happen.
The order comes one day after the Nova Scotia government announced that it was stripping Nova Star Cruises of the franchise to operate the ferry.