Victims Of Sex Assault On Cruise Ships
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted while on a cruise, Attorney Geoffrey Probst can help! A cruise line has a duty to warn of known dangers aboard its ships. And sexual assaults are a very well known danger, but the cruise lines don’t like to talk about them, much less warn passengers of them.
But that changed in 2010 with the Cruise Ship Vessel Security Act of 2010 (CVSSA).
The CVSSA requires cruise lines to keep records of all complaints and certain crimes,including sexual assault and rape. They are also required to report those crimes to the FBI and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT then has to compile those reports and publish quarterly statistical compilations of crimes like sexual assault and rape. The CVSSA has helped bring to light the frequency with which cruise line sexual assaults and rapes occur.
It’s unfortunate that many sex crimes still go unreported, but the CVSSA has helped bring to light many of the incidents that are reported on cruise ships. The CVSSA is just one of the tools The Probst Law Firm uses when fighting for clients who have been sexually assaulted during a cruise.