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8 Steps to Take If You Are Injured or Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
- Immediately report, in writing, the incident to the security department on the ship.
- Document who you reported the accident or crime to, when you reported it and who was with you.
- Obtain a copy of your written report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before it changes, if possible. Even if the scene has changed, take photographs.
- Write down the name, address, and telephone number of each person who was a witness to the incident.
- Visit the ship’s doctor to seek treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, visit a shore-based doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact an experienced maritime lawyer to discuss the incident as soon as possible.
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The conversation surrounding the need for cruise pool lifeguards has gone on for years. This year, many major cruise lines pledged to add lifeguards to their ships to increase passenger safety. Carnival is yet to do so. However, they may be rethinking their position, thanks to a daredevil stunt performed aboard one of their lifeguard-less ships.Read More