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Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Most Commonly Reported Cruise Ship Crime

February 11, 2019

Last summer a woman filed suit against a cruise line, claiming that one of the company’s employees sexually assaulted her. 

The Miami New Times reports that the alleged incident occurred one year earlier, in August 2017, as the victim sailed with Celebrity Cruises. The report quotes the woman’s court filing, saying that she alleges the man "trapped her in a small room of the spa…

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U.S. Citizen Evacuated from Cruise Ship by Chilean Navy

February 11, 2019

A cruise ship passenger was evacuated from the vessel on which she was siling Sunday, after suffering a head injury while sailing on the ship.

Newsweek.com reports that the women, a U.S. citizen, was evacuated from the Viking Sun by the Chilean Navy after the 66 year-old victim suffered a deep cut to the head. She was first treated attended to by the ship’s…

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Cruise Attorney Jack Hickey Talks Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

February 09, 2019

Cruise Attorney Jack Hickey Talks Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

NBC New Reports on Woman Whose Family is Suing Holland America for Lack of Medical Attention

February 08, 2019

Two days ago we covered the case of Lila Graciela Kohn Gale, who suffered a stroke while sailing with her husband and son aboard a Holland America cruise ship. After cruise authorities were notified of Gale’s medical emergency, the company failed to seek immediate medical attention for her, deciding not to call the Coast Guard or turning back to take her to a medical facility at South Florida. 

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Sexual Assault on Cruise Ship—What Do I Do?

February 08, 2019

Sexual assault forever changes the lives of victims and their families. If you or a family member was sexually assaulted on a cruise ship, the first thing you absolutely must do is report it. Then, get the help you need and get a rape kit examination. Contact the FBI and don’t let the cruise line control the narrative with the FBI. Our cruise ship sexual assault attorney in Miami explains more in the video below.

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Disney Cruise Lines Allows Worker Accused of Child Sexual Assault to Go Free

February 07, 2019

In 2013, an 11-year-old girl from Brazil was sailing on aboard a Disney cruise ship when she was approached by one of the ship's crew members in the elevator. The pair can be seen in surveillance video images as the 33 year old worker forcibly kisses the girl on the mouth. 

The girl informed her family, who then informed ship authorities. As the ship was still…

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Where Do I File a Suit Against A Cruise Line?

February 07, 2019

When you’re injured on a cruise ship, there are specific routes you need to take to file a lawsuit against that particular cruise line. Most of the common cruise ships require you to file your cruise ship accident or cruise ship assault claim in Miami, Florida. Learn more from our attorney in the video below.

If you or a loved one was injured while on a cruise ship, please contact…

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Family Sues Holland America Cruises for Mistreating Woman Suffering Stroke Aboard Ship

February 06, 2019

A family is suing a cruise company after their loved one was severely mistreated while suffering a stroke aboard one of the company’s ships.

EMS1.com reports that as Lila Kohn Gale was sailing on a Holland American cruise ship with her husband and son, she suddenly began suffering a stroke. After notifying ship authorities of her medical emergency, Holland America did not turn…

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Two Men Arrested on Suspicion of Trying to Smuggle Drugs Aboard a Cruise Ship

February 05, 2019

The Miami Herald reports that two government contractors have been arrested for trying to smuggle drugs aboard a cruise ship.

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Cruise Ship Crew Member Dies While aboard Ship on Which He Worked

February 04, 2019

A Filipino member of a German cruise company reportedly died while aboard the ship on which he worked earlier this month. 

The victim, 39-year-old Syne Diente reportedly died from cardiac arrest on January 12. His cabin mate called for help, which the website Inquirer.net says came quickly, but it was too late. 

Nearly…

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