Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults: Cruise Lines Don’t Share Information When Hiring Crew Members

Today, the Miami News Times published an article titled: Sexual Assault Is the Most Publicly Reported Crime on Cruises, but Companies Say It’s Rare. Written by Meg O’Connor, the article begins by reporting on a sexual assault committed against a nineteen-year-old passenger by a fitness instructor on the Celebrity Summit while docked in Bermuda. The crew member was employed by a Celebrity Cruises concessionaire, Canyon Ranch. The instructor was identified in the lawsuit papers as Carlos Roberto Castro Tadeo. Rape is by far the most common crime on cruises, but the industry has fought to keep safety improvements off its ships. Last year, a girl was sexually assaulted by a crew member. The same man was fired from another ship for sexually assaulting a 16-yr-old — Meg O'Connor (@megoconnor13) April 9, 2019 Approximately nine months earlier, the same instructor, working for Carnival at the time, sexually assaulted a…

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