Quebec-based Ocean Groups plans to sue province over attempted seizure of dry dock
A Quebec company that was operating out of the New Brunswick Naval Centre in Bas-Caraquet is planning to take the New Brunswick government to court.
Ocean Group had planned to tow a floating dry dock from the centre to Quebec for completion, saying it couldn't find local electricians to do the work.
The province tried to seize the dry dock but a Federal Court judge ruled Thursday that it couldn't.
The company says the province acted in bad faith when it turned to the courts prevent the dock from leaving Bas-Caraquet.
But premier Blaine Higgs tells CBC that Ocean Group got a great deal and had no right to complain.
The federal judge also ordered Ocean Group to pay the province $260,000 in bail for the equipment.
(with files from CBC)