3/6/2006

Many cruise ship passengers who are the victims of crime have nowhere to turn for help except the ship's security personnel, who may not always act in their best interests, TIME magazine reports. Few shipboard crimes are prosecuted, often because they took place in international waters or the crime scene was cleaned. International Council of Cruise Lines president Michael Crye says cruise employees are rigorously vetted and undergo background checks. Congress will hold a hearing Tuesday on cruise ship safety.

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