KTAS - ABC television reports on an undergraduate from Texas who was assaulted while ashore in the Bahamas during a Carnival cruise.
The young woman states that she wanted to smoke marijuana during her stop over in Freeport, but she was assaulted while in port.
The story was previously reported by WKMG.
The Bahamas is one country where crimes in general and sexual assaults in particular pose a substantial danger to cruise ship passengers. We have written many times about crimes in the ports of call in the Caribbean. But a cruise passenger invites trouble trying to buy pot while ashore.
The television discusses that the murder rates in many of the countries in the Caribbean where the cruise lines sail have a serious problem with crime. For example, the murder rate in St. Thomas is 10 times higher than the U.S. and the murder rate in Honduras is 20 times higher.