I dont know if anything happened with the ship stuff, but the save bug happened to me. The last ting i remember doing is getting the last Precious Gem and then equipping the Lady Persona's special outfit. I quit out to grind the multiplayer trophies and when i went back to singleplayer again, it went to the Aveline loading screen for 1 sec, then kicked me back to the main menu (sometimes it went all the way back to the first logo splash screen). I restated the Vita, but it still did the same thing. And this time it wouldnt even start the multiplayer, saying "The WiFi is turned off" even though it was on in the status bar. I restarted it again and then the multi worked. The only way to play the singleplayer again was to delete the game off the Vita, and with it all my save data (I have a retail version). It sucks cause i had already finished the game and was working on the collectibles and trophies.
My save is corrupted too. Now I am constantly stuck on the animus loading screen, with no way out. I did start a new thread, on my problem, but will copy/paste the details here.
So here's what happened. I am on sequence 5 at the bayou. I was on the "A New recruit" sidequest, where I had to rescue a slave from some guards. I thought ti was odd initialy because I killed the guards, but the slave ran away, and I couldn't see anyway at all to stop it. I tried attacking it, doing a shoulder barge, but it just kept running.
So after trying to do it for ages, I gave up and tried to find some way to cancel it. When I restarted from a checkpoint, I ran straight for the quick travel to head back to New Orleans. I got back okay, but when I returned I kept on getting stuck on the animus (loading) screen. The first time I fell through the map and the 2nd time it just loaded continuously. So I was forced to close down the game. Both time I loaded it from my checkpoint and I was back at the bajou. I then decided to restart the memory, but now I am on the animus(loading screen) indefintely. I am currently using my slave persona, and I am unable to continue my game at all. Restarting the game does nothing. I go to "continue" and here I am STUCK in the animus.
What last mission? The last mission of the game or the last pirate mission? As I got the freeze bug around midway they the game not the end? And I reported over the phone and it sounds like the person on the phone has not heard of the error before hence my effort on multiple forums to get people to speak up and call them!