Thursday, July 25, 2013

USA: New Bill Could Shed Light on Crime Aboard Cruise Ships

Rep. Doris Matsua (D-CA) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on Tuesday introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act, which strengthens provisions in the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act that Congress passed in 2010. This development comes more than a year after the Investigative Unit first raised questions about the accuracy of crime statistics reported at sea.

The Cruise Passenger Protection Act requires cruise companies to install surveillance cameras in all common areas on-board and gives victims the right to obtain video surveillance records if they are part of a civil action against a cruise line.

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1 comment:

Katherine McCartney said...

This is good news. maritime labor laws will protect the workers from any impending danger while in the ocean. the guidelines could be printed on OSHA posters.