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March 26, 2014

Cruise Rape Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak


Florida Cruise Injury Lawyer.gifThe Miami cruise lawyers of Brais, Brais & Rusak have been retained by a victim who was raped by a crew member aboard the Bahamas Celebration cruise ship. Maritime law is clear that a cruise lines are strictly liable for the criminal actions of their crew members against passengers. Our Florida Board Certified maritime lawyers are well versed in representing victims of crime perpetrated on cruise ships. If you know of an incident of sexual assault or rape occurring on the Bahamas Celebration, we like to hear from you. Information you have may be very helpful in our investigation.

July 24, 2012

Brais Law Firm Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) on Behalf of Ohio Passenger


Ohio Cruise Attorney.gifThe cruise injury lawyers of Brais & Brais filed a sexual assault claim against NCL in Miami Federal Court on behalf of an Ohio passenger. The lawsuit alleges a crewmember aboard the NORWEGIAN SKY sexually harassed, followed and assaulted a female passenger on the last night of the cruise. Under maritime law, cruise lines are strictly liable for sexual assaults / rapes perpetrated by crew against passengers. The claims seeks compensatory damages for injury and emotional distress.

May 13, 2011

Discovery Cruise Line to Suspend Service in September


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida based Discovery Cruise Line announced it will suspend its service to the Bahamas in September, 2011 so that its only cruise ship Discovery Sun can be refurbished.

Discovery's vice president and general manager Hanns J. Hahn stated: "While the ship is in safe operational order and complies with all United States Coast Guard and SOLAS requirements, it requires dry docking and refurbishment. A timetable for its return will be announced after further inspections are completed." The Discovery Sun currently sails six times a week from Port Everglades to Grand Bahamas Island.

February 13, 2011

Princess Cruises' Crewmember Arrested for Sexual Assault


The Bermuda Sun reports a Princess Cruises' crewmember has been arrested and is facing charges for a sexual assault aboard the cruise ship Caribbean Princess, a Bermuda registered vessel.

Identified only as a "40-year-old Filipino", the crewmember was brought to Bermuda from Miami by the Bermuda Police Service to face the charges. He was given $5000 bail and his trial will begin on March 7, 2011.

The Caribbean Princess currently sails from San Juan, Puerto Rico on seven and fourteen day voyages.

February 13, 2011

Disney Cruise Line Passenger Sentenced to Jail for Abusive Sexual Contact on a 13 Year-Old-Girl During a Cruise


The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports a federal court sentenced Lucas George Wickes, 25, of Rochester to 46 months in prison for abusive sexual contact with a 13 year-old. Wickes was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,667 for abusive sexual contact on the high seas.

Wickes admitted that on Jan. 1, 2007, while on board the Disney Cruise ship Wonder leaving Port Canaveral, Fla., to the Caribbean, he knowingly engaged in sexual contact with a 13-year-old, stated Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee.

The minor and her family boarded the Wonder on Dec. 31, 2006, according to the U.S. Attorneys' Office. That evening, the minor went to the ship's teen club with some other youngsters she met. After the club closed, Wickes approached them and ordered them to return to their rooms. He told the victim to follow him and she did, believing him to be a security officer with the cruise ship, according to officials. After Wickes led her to the rear of the ship, where no other people were around, he engaged in sexual contact with the minor placing her in fear that she would be subjected to serious bodily injury.