Ouch. The ship MAY have been out of line demanding payment from the owners. The service
was contracted with the shipping
company, and already paid. The contract
between the ship and Yacht Path was the contract not paid for, and, as near as I can tell, the ship should have named itself as a creditor, and filed a claim against the assets, if any, of the bankrupt company. Collecting from the boat owners puts the onus on them to file a claim against the assets of the bankrupt company, an action unlikely to net 10 cents on the dollar. I have no legal
expertise whatsoever, so the first thing I would do id see a lawyer, and see about getting a court order to keep the ship from heading to Lower Slobovia with my boat still on board.