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Project Safe Cruise Press Release: See www.projectsafecruise.blogspot.com & details below. Leave a message if you have experienced incidents involving poor security & safety practices of cruise lines. Hearings are scheduled; we will provide them to Congress. We must act to insure passenger safety. The current lack of safety & security is not acceptable especially after 9/11. On 5/12/05, we were on the Carnival Destiny near Aruba when an elderly couple disappeared without a trace.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

International Cruise Victims.org and Safecruise Ask Americans to Support Congressman Shay's bill HR 5707 to Improve Cruise Ship Security

The International Cruise Victims Association, Inc. (ICV), a not for profit corporation formed by victims and families of victims of cruise crimes, is calling on all Congressional leaders to support cruise line reform in response to reports of another passenger going missing from a Carnival cruise ship earlier this week.

Since the year 2000, according to www.Cruisejunkie.com, a total of 62 indviduals have gone overboard on cruise ships. In addition there have been a significant number of sexual assaults and other crimes.

On June 28, 2006, members of ICV joined Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT) in Washington, D.C. as he announced the introduction of the Cruise Line Accurate Safety Statistics Act (CLASS Act), which seeks to improve the reporting and handling of cruise ship crimes. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) was also an original co-sponsor of the CLASS Act. Nine members of the House of Representatives from numerous states have since signed on as co-sponsors of the CLASS Act.

Among other requirements in the bill, this legislation will require that any missing passenger or crime be reported within four hours to the Department of Homeland Security. Given the disappearance of the latest cruise passenger, and the disappearance of twelve people plus other crimes just since the beginning of this year, ICV urges all Congressional leaders to protect their constituents who choose to vacation or work on cruise ships by contacting Congressman Shays’ office to support the CLASS Act.
We urge all Ameircans to support this new requirement to require cruise lines to report all missing passengers and crimes in a prompt manner by contacting their congressional delegation to ask for their support of this important legislation known as the Class Act (HR 5707).
For more information about the ICV Association, please visit www.internationalcruisevictims.org or write to info@internationalcruisevictims.org, phone 425-753-7711, fax 206-374-2944.

  • Write to your Senators and ask them to support HR 5707

  • Contact your Congressman and ask them to support HR 5707

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