Anyway just to add something on my above post: Cret43, we just need to be a little patience and KI will fix it soon or later. It is just a side quest not a main quest that we need it fast . If you have already reached level 50, as I have, just try to do any other side quests that you might left behind or help other fellow Pirates who might need help with their quests or do some farming to get more gold and leveling your companions as closer to your level or get those missing badges. To tell you the truth, even that I have also only that quest left, there are so many "hundreds of thousands" of things to do in Pirate101 that the time will pass by and the problem with the bugged side quest will be fixed without us been noticed .
Who said that been a Pirate in Pirate101 isn't fun? I'm loving it