For 4 months Thanet Council has had us believe that it was Transeuropa Ferries (TEF) Ltd which owed the Council £3.3million. Not so! Following my on-going requests for information the Council has been forced to admit that it struck a fee waiver deal with 4 companies not one. These companies are
Transeuropa Ferries NV
Forsythia Maritime Co Limited
Odyssy Maritime Company Limited
Dianthus Maritime Co Limited
I will shortly have access to all the invoices and payments related to these companies for the period 2006 - 13 and will publish summaries.
So why have senior Council officers been trying to create the impression that a single company owed the Council £3.3, when in actual fact 4 companies owe the Council £3.3 million between them. What was the purpose of the deception? The other interesting point is that with the exception of Transeuropa Ferries NV, the other 3 companies are registered in Cyprus. I am not certain if any of these companies are in liquidation or not.
More to come in due course.