Cruise ships are often the site of sexual assaults, which are most frequently committed by crew members against passengers. Usually cruise companies go to great lengths to down play such incidences, both due to the public relations nightmare such cases present, and due to companies’ legal liabilities. But every so often a case of cruise ship sexual assault is covered by the media, and alerts the world to what really happens aboard cruise ships.
Take a look at the following video:
A crew member threatened to rape this passenger, as he grabbed her. The passenger did the right thing, and complained to management. Stunningly, a manager returned with the perpetrator to the passenger’s cabin, where the crew member admitted to having told the passenger that he wants to rape her. Not surprisingly, the company failed to fire the perpetrator until a local news station followed up on the story, and he was apparently never turned in to the police.
If you, or your loved one, ever find yourself in such a situation, be sure to contact the FBI immediately to report your claim, and save all evidence relating to the assault. When you get back to shore, contact a qualified Maritime attorney to help you ensure that the perpetrator is brought to justice.