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Watchdogs Urge Better Reporting Of Cruise Ship Crime

Does what happens on a cruise ship stay on the cruise ship?

That’s the question some people — including a U.S. senator — are asking cruise lines. It shouldn’t be that way, say some industry watchdogs about what they call questionable reporting of crimes that occur on the open ocean.

Take a recent case, when an 11-year-old girl was allegedly groped by a crew member in an elevator aboard the Disney Dream. That incident occurred while the vessel was docked at Port Canaveral, though no law enforcement agencies were notified until the next day.