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Category: Cruise Ship Sexual Assault / Rape

Brais Law Firm Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) on Behalf of Ohio Passenger

July 24, 2012 Cruise Ship Sexual Assault / Rape

Ohio Cruise Attorney.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais & Brais filed a sexual assault claim against NCL in Miami Federal Court on behalf of an Ohio passenger. The lawsuit alleges a crewmember aboard the NORWEGIAN SKY sexually harassed, followed and assaulted a female passenger on the last night of the cruise. Under maritime law, cruise lines are strictly liable for sexual assaults / rapes perpetrated […]

Discovery Cruise Line to Suspend Service in September

May 13, 2011 Cruise Ship Sexual Assault / Rape

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida based Discovery Cruise Line announced it will suspend its service to the Bahamas in September, 2011 so that its only cruise ship Discovery Sun can be refurbished.
Discovery’s vice president and general manager Hanns J. Hahn stated: “While the ship is in safe operational order and complies with all United States Coast Guard and SOLAS requirements, it requires dry docking and refurbishment. A timetable for its return will be announced after further inspections are completed.” The Discovery […]

Princess Cruises’ Crewmember Arrested for Sexual Assault

February 13, 2011 Cruise Ship Sexual Assault / Rape

The Bermuda Sun reports a Princess Cruises’ crewmember has been arrested and is facing charges for a sexual assault aboard the cruise ship Caribbean Princess, a Bermuda registered vessel.
Identified only as a “40-year-old Filipino”, the crewmember was brought to Bermuda from Miami by the Bermuda Police Service to face the charges. He was given $5000 bail and his trial will begin on March 7, 2011.
The Caribbean Princess currently sails from San Juan, Puerto Rico on seven and […]

Disney Cruise Line Passenger Sentenced to Jail for Abusive Sexual Contact on a 13 Year-Old-Girl During a Cruise

February 13, 2011 Cruise Ship Sexual Assault / Rape

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports a federal court sentenced Lucas George Wickes, 25, of Rochester to 46 months in prison for abusive sexual contact with a 13 year-old. Wickes was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,667 for abusive sexual contact on the high seas.
Wickes admitted that on Jan. 1, 2007, while on board the Disney Cruise ship Wonder leaving Port Canaveral, Fla., to the Caribbean, he knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a 13-year-old, […]