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Arrest warrant issued to seize cruise ship...possibly diverting to Bahamas


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46 minutes ago, ryndam said:

According to Marine Traffic, Celebrity Equinox is currently docked in Bimini. May explain the late afternoon arrival today for Symphony; the Celebrity ship needs to sail first.

PortBimini webcam is viewable now

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1 minute ago, 5waldos said:

Is everyone still onboard? What happens if they dock in Bimini? Will the ship be arrested there? 


Of course they’re still onboard - where do you think they got off?

 

They overnight there and all passengers will need to debark by tomorrow 

 

No there is no arrest warrant issued for her in the Bahamas - it’s issued by a Florida court and enforceable in Florida 

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14 minutes ago, Stickman1990 said:

No there is no arrest warrant issued for her in the Bahamas - it’s issued by a Florida court and enforceable in Florida

The arrest warrant is issued under an Admiralty court, and can be enforced in Bahamas if the creditor appeals to Bahamian Admiralty court.  A Maritime lien is international.  

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3 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

The arrest warrant is issued under an Admiralty court, and can be enforced in Bahamas if the creditor appeals to Bahamian Admiralty court.  A Maritime lien is international.  


Have they appealed to the Bahamian court?

As it stands given what we know it’s not enforceable there - until they do 

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3 minutes ago, Stickman1990 said:


Have they appealed to the Bahamian court?

As it stands given what we know it’s not enforceable there - until they do 

I don't know.  But, also the US court can apply to the Bahamian government can allow the US Marshals to seize the ship.

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3 minutes ago, Oceansaway17 said:

hoping for the best for the officers on the bridge who have to stay with the ship until relieved.

 

then again, they might have known for a while that things were not going well.

As soon as the ship is seized, the officers are relieved.

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7 minutes ago, chengkp75 said:

As soon as the ship is seized, the officers are relieved.

good to know and probably Relieved in other ways too.  Hope they apply and get to be officers on other cruise lines.  Goes for the rest of the crew as well.

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22 minutes ago, Oceansaway17 said:

good to know and probably Relieved in other ways too.  Hope they apply and get to be officers on other cruise lines.  Goes for the rest of the crew as well.

Cruise lines?   Many would be happier on a ship without more than 12 passengers.

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9 hours ago, jakeil7 said:

I’m confused. They’re going to arrest the ship? 

You don't watch Below Deck much, do you?  Captain Sandy has spoken a few times about arresting yachts.  One was if a crew member was responsible for an accident and they popped positive for drugs, the authorities could arrest the yacht.  😉

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41 minutes ago, Oceansaway17 said:

Hope they apply and get to be officers on other cruise lines.  Goes for the rest of the crew as well.

There is no stigma applied to officers or crew for a insolvency by a cruise line.  They could get a job with any line.

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18 minutes ago, saminina said:

Cruise lines?   Many would be happier on a ship without more than 12 passengers.

 

12 minutes ago, saminina said:

My response makes sense to anyone knowing anything about the career of shipboard officers.

Actually, most cruise ship officers are willing to take a lower salary than their cargo ship opposites, because of the lifestyle and working conditions on cruise ships.  There is typically very little cross-over between passenger and cargo careers.

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9 minutes ago, slidergirl said:

You don't watch Below Deck much, do you?  Captain Sandy has spoken a few times about arresting yachts.  One was if a crew member was responsible for an accident and they popped positive for drugs, the authorities could arrest the yacht.  😉


Please we’re talking about real Captains

Next you’ll be quoting maritime law like Malia 😂

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13 minutes ago, slidergirl said:

The one thing I remember most about Bimini is where a member of US congress fled to Bimini to escape arrest or some such thing back in the 60s.  

Adam Clayton powell

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