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Rumors Are Afloat That US Marshals Seized Two Crystal Ships in Freeport

The Serenity and the Symphony could be under arrest for unpaid fuel bill.

The New York Post and other somewhat reliable sources, including the Cruise Law News website, report that U.S. Marshals have seized both the Crystal Serenity and Symphony in the waters of Freeport, Bahamas. Based on sketchy unnamed sources, numerous sites report that both ships that had in hiding at Genting controlled Bimini left two days ago and were anchored off the coast of Freeport when they were seized.

It is unsure how U.S. Marshals obtained the right to seize the ships outside the U.S.

As of now, these claims are based solely on reports from crew members.

There has also been a rumor circulating that Crystal Endeavor had also been seized in Argentina, but the latest news is that it has sailed from Ushuaia after dropping off guests.

In a statement, Crystal Cruises said it is unable to comment on "pending legal matters at this time." The statement also reported that the officers and crew are being "well cared for and that crew members have been paid per their normal schedules and we are meeting and exceeding all contractual obligations."

Last month, a Federal Judge in Miami issued an arrest warrant for the ship on behalf of Peninsula Petroleum , who sued the parent company when they failed to pay their 4.5 million dollar fuel bill. The Symphony was initially scheduled to end that cruise in Miami on Saturday, January 22, 2022 but instead it ended at Genting controlled Bimini.

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