Rockland files suit against cruise ship owner

Posted April 10, 2012, at 5:53 p.m.
Last modified April 10, 2012, at 6:39 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — The city has filed a lawsuit to collect unpaid fees from last year from the owner of a cruise ship that has docked seasonally in Rockland Harbor for more than a decade.

Rockland filed the complaint March 23 in Rockland District Court against Raymond Remick Jr., the owner of the motor vessel Monhegan.

The city charged the vessel $4,050 last year to dock at the Rockland middle pier and an additional $425 a month for electricity from May 15 through Oct. 15.

As of the time of the filing of the lawsuit, the city claimed Remick owed the city a total of $4,086.

The Monhegan has docked at the middle pier for at least eight years, said Rockland Harbor Master Ed Glaser. The Monhegan previously had docked at the public landing for several years.

The Monhegan also serves as a floating restaurant.

Remick did not reply to a message requesting comment left at the telephone number for the Monhegan.

Glaser said Remick has not applied to dock at any city-owned property for 2012 and was unsure of his plans. The vessel has docked in Lermond’s Cove at a private dock over the winter, the harbor master said.