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ICV Press Release - December 3, 2010




 

Press Release 12-3-2010

NSW Coroner Jacqueline Milledge in Australia recommends that the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act be made law in Australia


Sydney, Australia - The International Cruise Victims Association, Inc. (ICV), a non-profit corporation formed by victims and families of victims of cruise crimes, is pleased to announce that after extensive hearings lasting several weeks, NSW Coroner Jacqueline Milledge in Australia recommends that the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act be made law in Australia.  In addition, the NSW coroner who investigated the death of Dianne Brimble on a P&O cruise ship has recommended that Federal Police should travel on every cruise ship leaving Australia.

The passage of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act in July in the United States was the model used in making recommendations in these hearings in Australia.  Mark Brimble, President of ICV in Australia, presented the case for the action.  In commenting upon this action, Mr. Brimble stated that today was A big day for ICV.

In the extensive hearings, Mr. Brimble indicated the following,   Cruise ships are like floating cities, any problem you have in a town you have on a ship. Any city with such a large population especially in the confined city limits of a cruise ship is bound to contain elements of society which mimic both positive and negative. Like all small cities, the cruise ship is supplied with a vast number of city employees to look after its temporary citizenry. These include cooks, waiters, maids, bartenders, lifeguards, firemen, a medical doctor and even a mayor, (e.g., Captain). One noticeable element however, missing from this well staffed city at sea is a police force with jurisdictional authority to serve and protect its citizens.

Kendall Carver, Chairman of International Cruise Victims indicated, I particularly want to commend Mark Brimble for moving the process forward in Australia. This ruling is a critical step toward providing security and safety measures worldwide that are needed and deserved, no matter if they are on land or at sea.  ICV continues to support our international members in making similar strides in other countries, so that all passengers throughout the world can be protected from crimes.

For more information about the International Cruise Victims Association, please visit www.internationalcruisevictims.org or contact the following:

KendallCarver
E-Mail:
Kcarver17@cox.net Phone 602 852 5896

Mark Brimble

E-Mail mabrimble@gmail.com Phone 011 614 1229 0333



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