Broome-based cruise company in administration – advice for consumers (Ahoy Buccaneers / Bloo Moons Pty Ltd)

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Consumer Protection has issued advice for people who are owed refunds from a Broome-based cruise business Ahoy Buccaneers which has gone into voluntary administration.

The management of the operating company Bloo Moons Pty Ltd is now the responsibility of administrators Matthew Woods and Hayden White of KPMG Perth. A creditors meeting will be held on Monday 9 July 2018 at 2.30pm at the Mercure Hotel in Broome.

Prior to the company going into administration, Consumer Protection had received several complaints about Ahoy Buccaneers from consumers who had paid for cruises that were cancelled and who never received refunds. These included a very disappointed group of tourists who had flown to Broome from Queensland for the cruise, only to find out once they had arrived that their cruise had been cancelled.

Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said consumers who are owed money should register as a creditor with the administrators and attend the creditors’ meeting.

“It will be the job of the administrators to determine whether consumers receive their money back, or part of it, after they complete their assessment of the company’s financial position,” Mr Hillyard said.

Consumers who wish to register as a creditor can contact Kieran Witt at KPMG Perth on (08) 9263 7521 or email


Media Contact: Alan Hynd, (08) 6552 9248 / 0429 078 791 /  

Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Jul 2018

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