Anthonius Novi Hartanto Cruise NCL TheftThe Sun Sentinel reports that the Broward County Sheriffs Office arrested a Holland American Line (HAL) crew member for grand theft after he was caught stealing than $10,000 on a HAL cruise ship.

The newspaper states that the sheriff’s office charged Anthonius Novi Hartanto, age 42, from Indonesia with eleven counts of grand theft after he stole $10,220 aboard the HAL Noordam during cruises from Fort Lauderdale last month. 

Crew member Hartanto would apparently would take the stolen cash to a location outside the port when the cruise ship would come into port. He would then reportedly wire the stolen money to his bank account in Indonesia.

The articles says that the crew member worked as an auditor and he apparently embezzled the money.  

Photo Credit: Broward County Sheriff’s Office


  • Granny Smith

    What was his job that he was able to access that much cash? We will soon be cruising and want to know how to avoid the temptation to steal from us.

  • HAL crew

    To ‘Granny Smith’
    if you read the article he waa an onboard auditor who is accused of embezzlement of company money, not stealing it from a guest. Either way if true its a reprhensible act and clearly HAL have turned him over to the authorities. As a HAL crewmember im particularly disgusted if its true as it tarnishes the reputation of all the rest of us who strive hsrd to be great at what we do
    HAL is ranked 3rd in the cruise line industry by customer satisfaction, with particular high marks in service. Worrying about crew stealing from you should be around the bottom of your list of concerns…

  • Baltazar A. Rafales

    Wow this is a great news to all crewmembers and for the guests choosing Holland America Line vessels for their cruise vacation at sea! It seems that Holland America Line Inc. is now showing to the world that they are a law abiding company, for reporting to the authority that “Anthonius Novi Hartanto, 42, is charged with 11 counts of grand theft after $10,220 disappeared while he was auditing revenue aboard the Holland America Noordam during three voyages from Port Everglades, according to the arrest report filed in the case. Investigators say there were 11 thefts between Nov. 3 and Nov. 13, with the stolen amounts ranging from $500 to $1,320.”

    Perhaps in the near future they will also report to the US Government Authority that they are in practiced stealing the hard earned money from the pocket of their crewmembers especially from Filipino and Indonesian? Withholding the wages from Foreign Voyage, Overtime Compensation and endless violation of ILO Convention No. 147 and Wage Act, 46 U.S.C. § 10313, Maximum Medical Cure, Pension Plan etc etc… to the entire crewmembers except from the United States, European seafarers.

    Baltazar A. Rafales

    (a) Plaintiff; Federal Expert Witness; Exhibitory; Declaratory and Filipino Class Action Representative in Rafales v. HAL et al

    (b) Federal Expert Witness; Exhibitory and Declaratory in Priyanto v. HAL et al.