Crystal Symphony has issued arrest warrant, passengers still on board

An arrest warrant has been issued for Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony for unpaid fuel bills, according to lawsuit documents obtained by USA TODAY. The command allows: authorities to take the ship into custody.

Now passengers are stuck on board for an extra day because the ship changed course and failed to dock in Miami, where it could have been met by a US marshal.

On Saturday the ship sailed towards Bimini after passing the planned disembarkation. Initially, the ship was scheduled to return to Miami on Saturday, ending a tour that began Jan. 8, Cruise Mapper said. Crystal Cruises’ parent organization, the Genting Group, owns Resorts World Bimini and the Crystal Symphony is a ship under the flag of the Bahamas.

Peninsula Petroleum Far East wants to recover just over $4.6 million from Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises. They are seeking more than $1.2 million from the Crystal Symphony ship alone.

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