Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Lawyers
Fighting for the Victims of Sexual Harassment, Assault & Rape on Our Coasts
There’s a secret lying in wait off our shores. Cruise liners are advertised as vessels of luxury, promising days filled with decadent food, constant entertainment, and countless options for recreation and relaxation. At the same time, cruise ships have a dark secret—a problem that they’ve barely begun to confront. It’s a problem that is, unfortunately, as common on the seas as it is on land.
Cruise line crews have repeatedly been accused of assaulting and raping passengers since 2010. Something needs to change.
Between 2010 and 2014, there were over 150 reported cases of sexual assault or attempted rape onboard cruise ships. Law enforcement experts, speaking about sexual assault cases in general, estimate that these 150 cases represent only a third of total sexual assaults that occurred during that period, bringing the potential total up to 450 or more. That’s 450 victims of sexual violence, an unacceptable statistic by any measure.
Many of these cases involved members of the crew assaulting passengers—violating their trust, autonomy, and free will. In these cases, it’s not only the perpetrator that’s responsible. The company that owns the cruise has a responsibility to protect passengers by hiring safe and ethical crew members and by enforcing policies regarding crew/passenger interaction.
Our firm stands by the victims of sexual violence, helping them get the treatment, care, and counseling they need. Contact our cruise ship sexual assault attorneys today.