TravelTalkMEDIA joins Cruise Victims Association in challenging FBI cruise crime statistics
Changed wording on Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act makes it easier for crime to go undetected
TravelTalkMEDIA Executive Producer and Host Sandy Dhuyvetter, has announced her support for the Cruise Victims Association, challenging FBI reports on cruise crime statistics. “TravelTalkRADIO has stayed on the front lines calling for reform of cruise safety since 2008,” said Dhuyvetter, “Ken Carver and a team of experts have educated our audiences with the challenges of bringing this dark side of cruising to light. Final victory came with the passing of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010. Now in an amazing discovery, we find that the wording has changed on the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act at the 11th hour by the Coast Guard and FBI which completely changed the intent of the law, making it even easier now for crime to go undetected.”
Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, and Rep. Doris Matsui, D-California, who sponsored the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, are now promising to revisit and get to the bottom of why and how this wording slipped through the cracks of a promising bill that was supposed to provide greater transparency about crimes on passenger ships operating out of US ports.
Arizona Republic reporter, Robert Anglen, wrote in a front-page article in the Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic dated June 8, 2012: “Crime reporting language was added at the request of the FBI and the US Coast Guard, which feared that reporting on pending cases could impact on-going investigations and endanger lives and efforts to bring criminals to justice.” The entire article can be read here: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/2012/06/09/20120609cruis... .
Ken Carver, President of the International Cruise Victims Association, said, “One example of concern for ICV is that the intent of the CVSSA was that all alleged crimes should be reported just as they are on land in the United States so that potential cruise passengers could judge for themselves the safety of a cruise vacation.”
The NBC investigative unit from San Francisco has recently produced the following story demanding more answers with regard to who was responsible for the change. It is well done and capsulizes the story well. As of the breaking of that story, the FBI and the Coast Guard have not returned calls for comment. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/Cruise-Ship-Safety-Law-Questioned-1585154...
To listen or read transcripts of Ken Carver on TravelTalkRADIO:
April 15, 2012
The questions begin; find out why Ken Carver is suspicious that something is not right with the new Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act http://www.traveltalkradio.com/ERIC/apr15_12/BTR_ken_carver_apr15_12seg0...
December 18, 2012
Learn about the progress the organization has made in achieving the objective of changing security on ships. The idea is catching on monthly with proponents modeling change to the legal systems in the UK and Australia. http://www.TravelTalkRADIO.com/ERIC/dec18_11/TTR_kencarver_dec18_11_seg0...
Transcript of Ken Carver’s interview with Sandy in July of 2009 http://www.traveltalkradio.com/TTNewsletter_radiotranscripts_jul26_09_ke...
May 24, 2009
Excerpt from Sunday May 24, 2009 TravelTalkRADIO
To learn more, visit http://www.traveltalkradio.com/traveltalkradio.html and search for ICV and Ken Carver.