31 JANUARY 2022


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Article from BTNews 31 JANUARY 2022

AND FINALLY: Cruise ship pirated *

Following the collapse of Crystal Cruises (See BTN 22 January), the well-named 6-star luxury cruise liner Crystal Symphony (not Sympathy) quicky docked at the Bahamian Island of Bimini.

The wealthy passengers were immediately taken by ferry to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

“We all feel we were abducted by luxurious pirates!” passenger Stephen Heard Fales posted on Facebook.

Passengers and entertainers on board said on social media that they were surprised with the news, and sympathised with the worried crew stuck in the Caribbean.  

Under US maritime law the ship could have been arrested on entering American waters with serious consequences for all on board.

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Mike Pickup, United Kingdom

The real issue is not the passengers but the crew. What happened to them?