Cruise ship changes course after US judge orders seizure

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A U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over unpaid fuel. The ship was scheduled to land in Miami on Saturday. A federal judge in Miami issued an arrest warrant for the ship on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in a Miami federal court by Peninsula Petroleum Far East. The complaint says Crystal Symphony was chartered or managed by Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises.
4 months ago·Miami, United States

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BBC News

'We're pirates!': Cruise ship changes course to dodge seizure

Passengers on the Crystal Symphony were treated to an extra night due to a US arrest warrant.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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CTV News

Cruise ship changes course after U.S. judge orders seizure

A cruise ship that was supposed to dock in Miami has instead sailed to the Bahamas, after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over millions of dollars in unpaid fuel.

4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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CBS Local

Arrest Warrant Issued For Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony Over Unpaid Fuel Debts

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An arrest warrant has been issued for Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony over unpaid fuel debts.According to court documents, the warrant calls for the United States Marshals Service to take the vessel into custody.Peninsula Petroleum Far East is seeking to recover nearly $3.4 million from Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises. The company added it’s owed over $1.2 million for fuel delivered to the Crystal Symphony.Elio Pace, a sing…

4 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Cruise CEO resigns after ship flees to Bahamas to evade US warrant

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4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

Crystal Symphony changed course, kept passengers an extra day. Can cruise ships do that?

Crystal Symphony ended its sailing in a different country on a different day than scheduled. Is that allowed? USA TODAY asked experts.

4 months ago·United States
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abc News

Cruise ship changes course after US judge orders seizure

A cruise ship with hundreds of passengers has diverted to the Bahamas after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit over $4 million in unpaid fuel

4 months ago·United States
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