A female crew member on board the “Noordam” was allegedly sexually violated while it was docked in Dunedin on Dec 12, 2017. No guests were involved.
The vessel, which had 1900 passengers and 800 crew, had arrived from Akaroa and departed Port Chalmers at 6.10 p.m.
Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for an alleged sexual assault– They were called to investigate the reported assault on the cruise ship docked in Port Chalmers which occurred earlier that morning.
Police spoke with the people involved, who were known to each other. The man will appear in Dunedin District Court on Dec 13.
“The unfortunate reality is that cruise ship rape and sexual assault are the two most commonly reported crimes at sea. Equally as disheartening is the fact that far too many victims do not know that the perpetrator of the crime can and should be prosecuted.” ~ lipcon.com
Source: Vessel Tracker .com