The International Cruise Victims (ICV) organization formed in 2006 in response to the problem with crime and unsolved disappearance of passengers and crew members on cruise ships around the world. ICV CEO Ken Carver's daughter disappeared on a Celebrity cruise ship which the cruise line covered up. ICV President Jamie Barnett's daughter died due to medical negligence. Other members of the ICV consist of women sexually assaulted and families who lost loved ones at sea.
The ICV was desperately needed because there is no federal oversight of the foreign flagged and foreign incorporated cruise industry. As Senator Rockefeller said to the cruise lines last year "You Are A World Unto Yourselves."
The ICV membership has increased substantially over the years with members literally around the world.
Recently, Jay Leno mentioned the ICV during his monologue with the audience responding with applause.