* As Promised
Today is August 1, and this is the day the major cruise companies promised the senators at the hearings two weeks ago they will have their crime statistics on their websites. As promised, there they are.
Interesting, kind of. Useful, not too, but it’s what the senators wanted. They do, however, show cruising to be extremely safe, statistically speaking.
* Not a Bad Place to Work
Norwegian Cruise Line has become the first cruise line to be certified that they meet the requirements of the International Labor Organization’s Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 that provides comprehensive rights and protection to crew members.
The convention sets out seafarers right to decent working conditions in a wide range of areas.
* Never Mind
A crew member aboard Star Princess reported being raped by two other crew members on Monday. The incident allegedly happened while the ship was in Alaska’s Chatham Strait en route to Juneau between 4am and 6am.
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