One Ocean’s Res­o­lute ship still stuck

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ONE Ocean Ex­pe­di­tions con­tin­ues to sell cab­ins on up­com­ing voy­ages aboard its RCGS Res­o­lute, de­spite the ves­sel be­ing cur­rently im­pounded in Buenos Aires due to money owed.

The com­pany’s web­site still lists avail­abil­ity of a 21 Dec de­par­ture of a 10-night Christ­mas in Antarc­tica itin­er­ary, priced from US$12,695 per per­son.

That’s de­spite the com­pany’s CEO An­drew Prossin hav­ing al­ready ad­vised trav­ellers aboard the voy­age that it will not op­er­ate as sched­uled - mak­ing it the fifth de­par­ture in a row which has been can­celled with­out pro­vid­ing any re­funds to cus­tomers.

One Ocean’s cov­er­age un­der the AFTA Charge­back Scheme (ACS) was sus­pended six weeks ago.

Late last month, an Ar­gen­tinian judge or­dered Res­o­lute to stay in the Port of Buenos Aires due to the cruise line be­ing sued for a “sig­nif­i­cant debt” to an uniden­ti­fied sup­plier.

Ac­cord­ing to the most re­cent re­ports, the ship is un­able to re­fuel or leave the port with­out a rul­ing on the case.

Some crew, who have been work­ing for the com­pany, also claim they are owed sig­nif­i­cant amounts in un­paid wages.

The most re­cent let­ter to clients from Prossin, dated last Thu 12 Dec, once again sug­gests pas­sen­gers on the aborted 21 Dec Christ­mas in Antarc­tica cruise con­tact their in­sur­ance providers, along with a vague un­der­tak­ing that One Ocean would be in touch about any “com­pen­sa­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties”.

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