Tradewind Voyages’ ship Golden Horizon has finally been able to leave Dover on Friday (16 July) afternoon after being "arrested" at the port.
The ship had been “arrested” at the Kent port on Thursday (15 July) under the instruction of Star Clippers as part of a dispute between Star Clippers and the Croatian shipyard Brodosplit.
But the situation has now been resolved and Golden Horizon was due to depart on its Long Weekend cruise on Friday afternoon.
Maddie Taylor, Tradewind Voyages’ marketing manager, told TTG that Golden Horizon had been given the go-ahead to leave Dover at around 2pm.
She added that all guests on board would now be travelling on an “all-inclusive” basis including a “free bar”.
A statement from Tradewind Voyages and Brodosplit confirmed that the ship had “continued our voyage from Dover today”.
“We are delighted to be able to inform you that Golden Horizon has continued its voyage today and will be able to sail free of mortgages, across all the planned seas of the world,” added the statement.
Star Clippers said in a statement: “Upon receiving a first payment from Brodosplit towards their outstanding debt, Star Clippers has instructed the immediate release of the vessel.
“Star Clippers has advised Brodosplit to pay the remaining financial obligations due without further undue delay to avoid further enforcement action to be taken.”