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E very year, thousands of people board cruises for exotic journeys and all-you-can-eat buffets.

Environmental abuses, like pouring tons of hazardous material into the ocean, also go unpunished. The industry is ruled by three companies: The companies have a powerful influence in Washington D. A six-month investigation by Univision News unraveled this multi-billion-dollar industry.

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Yes, the West African country. Carnival is registered in Panama and Norwegian in Bermuda. These countries have one thing in common: Cruise behemoths deliberately have complex operational structures in multiple countries to sidestep the U.

It also keeps their income largely tax-free. The responsibility to investigate the hundreds of crimes that occur on cruise ships each year falls on authorities in the country where the company is registered, such as Liberia.

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Only in some cases do they preserve the evidence until the ship docks. Their contracts depend on the labor laws where the company is registered.

Instead, their contracts say they must resolve issues through a private arbitrator paid for by the cruise line and based outside of the U. A ship traveling for one week with 3, passengers and crew can generate: Currently, ships run almost every day of the year carrying an average of 1, passengers.

About 40 percent of the ships operated by most cruise lines are old and sail with thousands of defects that compromise both the environment and passenger safety. Several legislators believe this has allowed them to flout environmental regulations and avoid federal taxes.

Several legislators tried to get Congress to approve the Clean Cruise Ship Act, which would Cruise ship lines sexual them from dumping waste near the U.

They tried in five separate years but failed to get enough support each time. The cruise industry has hired several lobbyists who used to work on security, crime, and the environmental impact of cruises for federal agencies like the Coast Guard and Cruise ship lines sexual FBI.

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On its website, a major cruise line company proclaims to the world, as one of its "core values," that: "The safety. Leading the pack is Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., whose mega-ships are destinations unto themselves: Its restaurants, casinos. All the incidents occurred many years ago, with some of the sexual assaults occurring. My Perspective on Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships.

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