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"Everything the cruise lines don't want you to know" is the motto of this award winning maritime law blog authored by Miami lawyer Jim Walker.

Early yesterday morning, a cruise passenger went overboard from the MSC Euribia while the cruise ship was sailing in the Sognefjord fjord between Lavik and Oppedal in Norway.

The Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende reports that a passenger “in his late 50’s,” who was traveling with his wife, went overboard around 2:00 a.m. early Thursday morning.

Two crew members, employed by unidentified cruise lines, are the latest cruise ship employees arrested for possession of child sexual abuse materials after they were apprehended yesterday at PortMiami with child pornography on their phones, according to local Miami NBC News Station 6.

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Three French men who boarded the MSC Seaside last week allegedly gang-raped a 19-year-old Italian student who was on the cruise as part of a school trip, according to several newspapers which reported the crime.

Last Friday, the men boarded the MSC cruise ship vessel in Marseilles, one of the six ports of calls on

The Department of Transportation (DOT) cruise crime statistics, mandated by the 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, continue to show that Carnival Cruise Line remains by far the most likely cruise line to experience physical and sexual violence at sea.

Assaults With Serious Bodily Injury

Carnival Cruise Line reported eight (8) assaults with

Two additional crew members on cruise ships were arrested in South Florida in the last week on charges of child pornography, bringing the total of cruise ship employees apprehended for possessing child abuse materials to a total of at least eight in a period of a little over three months.

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