The vessel, which is still anchored in Mumbai, will now move to Alang, India.
Bankruptcy, arrest and stranded crew
Karnika had been due to recommence cruising this month, but rising debts and the financial impact of COVID-19 on cruise operations globally, led creditors to take action in March.
Crew members appealed to India’s authorities for support in mid-October, while stuck on the vessel in ‘poor conditions’ as court proceedings were underway.
Jalesh Cruises - a start-up that had catered to the Indian domestic, as well as international source markets - purchased the ship from P&O Australia last year and renamed it from Pacific Jewel.