Editor’s note: Article updated on 26 January to remove the invoice list for Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony, and Superstar Libra.
Singapore-based bunkering firm Peninsula Petroleum Far East Pte. Ltd. (Peninsula) on Wednesday (19 January) issued a complaint against M/V Crystal Symphony, Crystal Cruises LLC, and Star Cruises (HK) Limited at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.
The bunkering firm is seeking a total USD 4.6 million (exact: USD 4,600,547.26) from the three entities over unpaid bills, according to U.S. court documents obtained by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
It is seeking USD 1,200,908.44 from M/V Crystal Symphony, a cruise ship chartered by Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises, over earlier unpaid marine fuel deliveries at Miami port.
Further, Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises ordered bunker fuel for other vessels and have accumulated unpaid fuel bills of USD 2,104,169.59 and USD 1,295,469.23 respectively.
Peninsula’s legal representative has requested the District Court to issue a maritime lien and warrant for arrest of the M/V Crystal Symphony.
Crystal Cruises LLC, which operates Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Endeavor, will be completing the vessels’ current voyages before a suspension.
“This was an extremely difficult decision but a prudent one given the current business environment and recent developments with our parent company, Genting Hong Kong,” said Jack Anderson, Crystal’s president, on 19 January.
Genting Hong Kong, currently under the management of joint provisional liquidators, on 24 January announced the resignation of Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and executive Director of the company along with Au Fook Yew as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Group President and executive Director of the company.
Genting Hong Kong was formerly known as Star Cruises Limited.
Photo credit: Crystal Cruises Media Center
Published: 25 January, 2022
Cash of SGD 4.43 million and USD 243,100, and one piece of 100-gram gold-coloured bar recovered in safe belonging to Abdul Latif Bin Ibrahim kept at Extra Space warehouse storage facility, show court documents.
Program introduces periodic assessments, mass flow metering data analysis, and regular training for relevant key personnel to better handle the MFMS to ensure a high level of continuous operational competency.
U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.