California Firm to Buy Gambling Vessel

Friday, January 13, 2006
Yamashiro Financial Services won federal bankruptcy court approval Wednesday to buy the gambling vessel Ocean Jewel from Titan Cruise Lines for $7.25 million. The Pasadena, Calif.-based company will refurbish the ship and re-launch it this year, although its final destination is still to be determined. First American Bank of Illinois, one of Titan's creditors, had rejected a previous $5 million offer by Yamashiro on Monday, saying it was too low. Titan filed for bankruptcy in August. Source: TB Business Journal

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