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Cruise ship auctioned for 600,000 Dollar
The 'RCGS Resolute' was sold at auction in Curacao for a slim $600,000 on June 22. The book value of the ship was previously said to have been in the $25 million range. It is also possible the buyer was the existing owner of the vessel, using the auction as a tool to clear any debts on the ship. It is unclear whether Venezuelan authorities will let the ship leave Curacao.
Cruise ship to be auctioned
The 'RCGS Resolute' is to be auctioned in the port of Curacao on June 22 after the Canadian One Ocean Expeditions declared insolvency. Under the management from Columbia Cruise Services, the vessel has been docked in Curacao ever since its collision with a skeleton crew aboard. According to court documents the shipowner is responsible for debts of just under $4 million. The ship said to be in need of minor repair following the collision.
Video of the collision
..has been published: https://twitter.com/i/status/1246520629760843780 The video is severely clipped and - based on the video - it is not possible to assess the course of events. The cruise ship owner, Columbia Cruise Services, alleges that the 'RCGS Resolute' - which did not have passengers on board - was attacked by the patrol vessel because it refused to follow an order to follow immediately to a Venezuelan port. The incident took place in international waters approx. 13 miles off the Venezuelan island of Tortuga.Upload News