A cruise ship is trying to evade US arrest at sea

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A cruise ship is trying to evade US arrest at sea

A cruise ship evading the authorities wound up in the Bahamas instead of its Miami destination, leaving hundreds of passengers to make their way back to the US a day after their tour was scheduled to end. The Crystal Symphony, a luxury liner, was finishing a two-week cruise when a US judge issued an arrest warrant Jan. 20 over a lawsuit alleging the vessel owes more than $1.2 million in fuel bills. Arrest warrants for ships are permitted under US maritime law for plaintiffs seeking to collect unpaid debt; in this case a US marshal would arrest the vessel when it entered US waters.