Since there are some posts in this thread stating authorities would have been brought in, or the assailant would be removed from the vessel, or that cameras would assist in the investigation, I included some sections of the the complaint filed in UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (You can certainly go online and obtain the entire compliant. It is 56 pages in length. I added the bold and underscoring to the text below.
- the assailant continued to work, interact with passengers, and freely walk through the vessel for a day and half after the incident was reported.
- the head of the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy (Myanmar) advised Plaintiff that the Vessel’s Head of Security, “Alex,” had told the head of the Consular Section that the Vessel was ill equipped with CCTV cameras compared to any other cruise ship he worked on and that, if the Vessel had better CCTV cameras, they would have been able to
obtain vital video evidence leading up to Assailant’s sexual assault and rape of Plaintiff. Plaintiff
was further advised that Assailant would be allowed to disembark the Vessel despite the sexual
assault and rape he committed.
Pursuant to the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (“CVSSA”), 46 U.S.C. § 3501
et seq., SEABOURN &/or HOLLAND AMERICA are required to report all incidents of crimes,
including “sexual assaults” onboard their cruise ships to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”).
The reported incidents are then collated into chart form (known as a “Cruise Line Incident Report”)
and published on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website and are available at: https://www.transportation.gov/mission/safety/cruise-line-incident-report-1-apr-30-jun-2019.
As indicated above, the sexual assault and rape of Plaintiff occurred on or about
March 28, 2019 onboard the Vessel. However, the Cruise Incident Reports from January 1, 2019
through June 30, 2019 reveal that SEABOURN &/or HOLLAND AMERICA failed to report this
incident of sexual assault and rape to the FBI as required by the CVSSA. Copies of the Cruise Line
Incident Reports for the relevant time period are attached as composite