Australia’s popular television program Dateline aired a cruise special today about missing passengers & crewmembers and crime at sea.
The program starts with the case of missing Disney youth counselor Rebecca Coriam who disappeared from the Disney Wonder cruise ship last year. Her parents Mike and Ann Coriam were interviewed and express their thoughts about how the case is being handled.
The program also features the case of missing Holland America Lines (HAL) passenger Blake Kepley who vanished from the HAL’s Oosterdam.
The CEO (Ken Carver) and President (Jamie Barnett) of the International Cruise Victims (ICV) are on the program. Mr. Carver lost his daughter Mirian Carver on the Celebrity Mercury and Ms. Barnett’s daughter Ashley died during a Carnival cruise.
I am interviewed and I discuss the problem of cruise ship crime and the cruise industry’s lack of transparency.
Take a minute and watch the program below: