Sen. John Kerry: Cruise Ships Should Have Laws
|Kerry knows the importance of flotation devices on cruises.|
"The term 'duty free' does not apply to the safety of passengers -- the industry needs to act responsibly. Cruise ships need to report crimes so that justice can be served and criminals can be held accountable. All crimes, regardless of a cruise ship's shifting international jurisdiction, must be reported, investigated, or prosecuted. We owe it to law-abiding citizens like Ken Carver who have lost loved ones on these ships to hold the industry's feet to the fire and make sure this never happens again."Carver's daughter disappeared during a cruise in 2004. Kerry's bill, the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act, was introduced March 11. It would require ships to report crimes on American vessels to the FBI or U.S. Coast Guard.