Experiences are circulating of the arrests of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity in Freeport, Bahamas, and Crystal Endeavor in Ushuaia, Argentina.
The studies count on crew resources aboard the ships. Seatrade Cruise News has been not able to attain an official affirmation from authorities in the Bahamas or Argentina.
A creditor suggests it can be genuine
Having said that, a creditor with a registered legal declare in the Bahamas said the two ships in Freeport had been seized — although not as a consequence of his firm’s motion. The creditor did not want to be named for this story.
And an Ushuaia source gave weight to the Crystal Endeavor report by stating it is hoped that ship’s condition could be settled above the weekend.
No remark from Peninsula Petroleum
Separately, a US-based lawyer for Peninsula Petroleum Significantly East, which secured an arrest warrant for Crystal Symphony from a US choose in January about unpaid gasoline expenses, reported he was not capable to remark on whether Peninsula is guiding the actions in Freeport and Ushuaia.
Crystal Endeavor mentioned to be awaiting Alright to depart Ushuaia
Crystal Endeavor docked at Ushuaia Thursday night time and disembarked travellers on Friday without the need of incident, and a supply reported Crystal Cruises had been in a position to settle a invoice there but the ship was being held pending a judge permitting its launch.
The matter is in the fingers of a federal court in Ushuaia and Argentina’s Maritime Authority, and a local source explained initiatives were under way to get Crystal Endeavor released just before Monday.
Crystal ‘unable to remark on pending legal matters’
In a assertion, Crystal Cruises mentioned it is not able to comment on ‘pending authorized issues at this time,’ noting that the 3 ships’ voyages had been ended and no passengers are on board.
The assertion also asserted the officers and crew are currently being ‘well cared for,’ adding: ‘Crew members have been paid for every their normal schedules and we are assembly and exceeding all contractual obligations.’
Right after Peninsula Petroleum secured the warrant for Crystal Symphony Jan. 21 in the US, the ship had subsequently diverted to Bimini to stay away from arrest in Miami. Travellers ended up disembarked and transported by ferry to Port Everglades. This week Crystal Symphony was joined there by Crystal Serenity, which also disembarked its travellers who went by ferry back to Florida.
A few times in the past, the two vessels remaining for worldwide waters then returned to the Bahamas and anchored off Freeport in which they were being reportedly served Friday night.