Sea Containers Files for Chapter 11

Monday, October 16, 2006
Sea Containers Ltd. Announced that, in order to achieve a financial restructuring, Sea Containers Ltd and two subsidiaries, Sea Containers Services Ltd and Sea Containers Caribbean Inc, have voluntarily filed for protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The filings were made on October 15 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Other than the two subsidiaries listed above, no other subsidiary company within the group has filed for protection. Operating subsidiaries such as Great North Eastern Railway (GNER), the U.K. rail operator, and the SeaStreak ferry services in New Jersey, will continue their normal day to day operations. GE SeaCo, the joint venture container leasing business, is
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