The following is a copy of a press release issued today regarding the disappearance of Rebecca Coriam:

What Happened to Rebecca

One year ago tomorrow, twenty-four year old Rebecca Coriam disappeared from the Disney Wonder. Rebecca worked aboard the Wonder as a youth counselor.

She was responsible for taking care of the children aboard the cruise ship. Rebecca was last seen just before dawn on March 22, 2011, and then she did not report to work at 9.00 AM.  Disney Cruise Line listed Rebecca as "missing at sea."

A police officer in the Bahamas is responsible for the investigation of Rebecca’s disappearance because Disney Cruise Line registered its cruise ship in that country.

Rebecca Coriam - Missing - Disney Cruise LineRebecca’s family, Mike and Ann Coriam from Chester, England, have received little information from either Disney or the Bahamas regarding what happened to Rebecca in the early morning hours of March 22, 2011.  It has been one year since Rebecca has been lost.  The family has more questions than answers at this point.

Rebecca’s Parents Retain Miami Maritime Lawyer Jim Walker to Help Find Answers

To help find information about what happened to their daughter, the Coriam family retained maritime lawyer Jim Walker of the Miami-based law firm of Walker & O’Neill.  Mr. Walker is an internationally know lawyer whose practice focuses on cruise ship matters, including disappearances of passengers and crew members and crimes on the high seas.  

"In this day and age," Mr. Walker commented, "it is inconceivable that anyone would vanish from a cruise ship – particularly a ship catering to families and children –  without the circumstances being recorded by closed circuit television cameras." 

Rebecca’s disappearance has received attention in the United Kingdom.  BBC covered the story and the Guardian newspaper, among many others, published an article "Rebecca Coriam – Lost at Sea." 

Rebecca’s case has been discussed in the House of Commons in England. Her MP, Stephen Mosley, says Disney was “ "more interested in getting the ship back to sea than in investigating the case of the missing member of their crew."  He also stated “it’s appalling” that only one policeman from the Bahamas – “an authority internationally recognized as almost toothless” – was called to investigate. He said “flag of convenience” countries such as the Bahamas – as they’re called in the shipping world – shouldn’t be left to conduct these kinds of investigations.

Countries as far away as Australia have demonstrated interest into what happened to Rebecca. Australia’s "Dateline" recently aired a special program, "Lost at Sea," which you can watch here

Coming to America 

The United States media, so far, has demonstrated little interest in the case, although Disney and its cruise line, the Magical Cruise Company, are based in the U.S.   

The Coriam family will be traveling to the U.S. seeking information about their daughter.  If you have information about Rebecca or if you are interested in interviewing them or discussing the matter with their counsel, Jim Walker, please use the contact information below.

Jim Walker: 

Telephone:  305 995 5300

Email:  jim@cruiselaw.com

Web:  Cruise Law News

Coriam family:

Telephone:  011 44 774 735 9968

Email:  help@rebecca-coriam.com

Web:  Rebecca Coriam

 

March 22, 2012 Update:  BBC News: "Rebecca Coriam: ‘Bad Dream’ For Missing Girl’s Parent"

  • Amazing how we haven’t heard much about this in the United States…Disney has really tried to sweep this under the rug to avoid any bad exposure. Crazy.

  • Jan Barrett-Treen

    I have posted this on my facebook page. I have asked people to repost it.
    Disney is the sort of company my daughters would work for. We are a Disney holiday family, this however shocks me to the core and Disney need to take responsibility.

  • Eva Stevens

    Tragic that still after Rebecca’s 30th birthday … over 6 years later the truth has not been dug up! I bet Disney have CCTV evidence of where she went and who was involved! May those who know not sleep until they confess! It can’t be just swept aside! I think she may have been abducted .. they were sailing close to the land.

    I would never trust Disney in any cruise, theme park or anything with the name Disney attached to it. Nor would I go near the Bahamas when their police cannot be trusted.

    No more has been said about the report which the Bahamas banned our police from showing it to Rebecca’s family ..surely the U.S. or U K government can lean on the police and the Bahamas to bring a Specific Performance to them to reveal the contents of that report! The ban is utterly cruel and evil!

    Eva in Wales Eva Coppock Stevens on facebook.