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Federal Judge Orders Seizure of Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge in Maine has ordered marshals to seize the ferry that runs between Maine and Nova Scotia after a Portland company claimed it's owed more than $200,000.

The Portland Press Herald reports the order over the Nova Star ferry was issued Friday.

Portland Pilots claim the company hasn't been paid since mid-August for piloting the ferry.

The order came a day after the Nova Scotia government said it was giving the boot to Maine-based Nova Star Cruises and giving another shot to a company that previously operated the service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia's Transportation Ministry announced Thursday that the government had entered into talks with Bay Ferries, which previously operated a high-speed catamaran on the route.