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Genting Ships With Unpaid Bills Seized, Cruise Law News Reports

  • Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity arrested in the Bahamas
  • Ships seized after suit filed for unpaid fuel bills since 2017
The Crystal Symphony cruise ship in 2021.
The Crystal Symphony cruise ship in 2021.Photographer: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

Two Crystal Cruises ships operating under a Genting Hong Kong Ltd. unit have been seized in the Bahamas after a fuel supplier sought their arrest for $4.6 million in unpaid bills, according to a crew video and the Cruise Law News website.

The Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity were arrested late Friday night in Freeport in the Bahamas, according to Cruise Law News, a site run by Jim Walker, a maritime lawyer based in Florida who cited crew members on both ships for the information. The luxury cruise ships were anchored in Freeport Feb. 5, Bloomberg data show.