Cruise Ship Sexual Assault and Rape Information BLOG

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June 25, 2017

The case of missing Disney cruise worker Rebecca Coriam has taken an unexpected turn, after the Bahamian police released notes about her case this week.

Coriam went missing from the Disney Wonder cruise ship in March 2011. Disney officials explained to Mike and Ann Coriam, Rebecca’s parents, that the 24-year-old had likely been swept off of the ship by a...

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June 24, 2017

After suffering from a cruise ship rape or sexual assault, victims are often left frightened and confused. Many people simply don’t know what to do next, and for that reason withdrawn to themselves.

Below we offer a list of the steps you should take after suffering cruise ship sexual assault or rape. By following the steps on this list, you will best ensure that you get appropriate treatment as quickly as possible, and prepare yourself to deal with the potentially long-term effects psychological effects of your ordeal.

  1. Before taking a shower or using the restroom, report the incident to the ships infirmary and...
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June 23, 2017

A report published this week by the website Times of Malta, illustrates the ordeal cruise ship sexual assault and rape victims go through, and just how difficult it can be to fight for justice.

The article profiles a British university student who was allegedly raped while sailing aboard the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship...

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June 22, 2017

Two of the cruise industry’s most fervent critics have also proven to be its most tenacious adversaries. The parents of missing cruise worker Rebecca Coriam have been fighting the industry for six years, since their daughter went missing in March 2011. Now, the Daily Mail newspaper cites Coriam’s disappearance and asks if it represents a more sinister trend of cruise ship murder going unpunished.

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June 21, 2017

U.S. News and World Reports is reporting that seven people survived a plane crash in Alaska earlier this week, including several people who were on excursion from a cruise ship.

According to the report, the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane, which had six passengers and the pilot aboard, crashed on Sunday as it attempted...

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June 20, 2017

Slip and fall is likely the most common cause of cruise ship injury which leads to legal action. Cruise companies have been reprimanded in civil procedures time and time again for failing to maintain their ships as safe environments for passengers, and have been notoriously negligent in their duty to keep their cruise ships’ flooring free of foreign objects and substances which may result in injury.

In April, an elderly woman suffered a significant head injury after she slipped and fell while sailing...

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June 19, 2017

Despite the wealth of weather predicting technology which is available to cruise companies, every year cruise ships nevertheless sail in dangerously rough seas. Though the hazardous practice usually only results in overturned furniture and extremely displeased passengers, occasionally serious injuries and even death can result.

 

An example of the tremendous danger cruise companies undertake when sailing...

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June 18, 2017

One of the most frequently visited cruise destinations is the Bahamas, and the shining attraction on the Bahamas is its Atlantis resort. The megacomplex features a state of the art hotel, shops, a casino, and entertainment. But, according to a report issued by Tribune242.com, Atlantis also has a problem protecting its visitors from sexual assault.

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June 17, 2017

Though cruise companies use several strategies which allow them to avoid some U.S. labor laws, the companies still have a duty to provide their workers with safe working conditions, and can be held liable when they fail to do so. A lawsuit, filed last year by a cruise ship musician, illustrates the kind of liability cruise companies face when they do not provide such a safe environment.

On August 15, 2016 Harbor City, California resident Gerald Dahir filed suit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in...

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June 16, 2017

Cruise ships often travel between various countries and in open international waters. In light of this fact, parents of teenaged children may wonder what the law says about the age of consent and cruise ship travel. Over the years We have covered many cases of cruise ship sexual assault involving teens and children on this blog, but this is one topic that we have rarely written about explicitly.

According to Florida law, when an adult has sex with a minor under 16 years of age, the act is...

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