Yesterday it was confirmed that CIC's 4th ship Princess Daphne was impounded in Crete. The German charter firm, Ambiente, has repatriated their passengers and cancelled forward bookings.
Athena is due to depart for Australia next month, however, there is still no word as to whether or not this will go ahead - despite CIC's Australian website being in full working order.
The latest impounding was confirmed by Seatrade Insider this morning. CIC's 5th ship, Funchal, is in Lisbon...she was in the process of being upgraded for SOLAS but as yet she has only received a reported 20% of upgrades that she requires.
It isn't looking good for this collection of beautiful old ladies, hopefully someone can rescue them...CIC's financial backers do not appear to be willing to help out, despite forward bookings for all 4 of the impounded ships that go through to 2014. The crews will be in limbo just as those booked on the ships.
It is a very sad state of affairs for all involved...