While cruise ships can be an idyllic vacation, floating around the ocean hundreds of miles from dry land, there is a certain risk that comes with being a passenger aboard a cruise ship. Essentially, you are one of thousands aboard an enormous ship, one who’s passenger list changes once or twice a week. One can imagine how easy it would be to get lost in the shuffle.
Whether it is a suicide, homicide, or disappearance, all seem plausible aboard a cruise ship and the anonymity that comes with being onboard. In Unsafe on the High Seas, you can find the ultimate guide to keeping you and your loved ones protected aboard cruise ships. This year, eight people have already vanished from cruise ships. Over the past 10 years, almost 200 people have disappeared from cruise ships—at least 170 since 1995. As cruise ships continue to grow in size, the crime rate seems to grow in relation. Sexual assaults and other criminal acts are more common than ever, and the fact that many ships operate under the laws of a different country can make legal action a difficult endeavor.
Learn more through Unsafe on the High Seas, written by experienced cruise ship lawyerCharles R. Lipcon. The book is available as an e-book available for purchase Kindle, Nook, and iTunes, and also as a paperback.