The apex court bench Bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha passed these directions after the Italian government and the ship owner assured it that they will be available when required by Indian legal authorities.
The bench also directed the ship owner to execute a bond of Rs 30millions before the registrar-general of the Kerala High Court as a surety for the presence of crew members and the vessel whenever required by the Indian authorities.
The Bench, however, made it clear that its order would not affect the right of the Kerala government to conduct the investigation and the prosecution of two marines accused of killing two fishermen.
Two Indian fishermen allegedly killed by Italian marines in firing by them at their fishing boat off Kollam coast.