The Maritime Herald ran a story on December 12, 2017 Regarding an “alleged’ Rape Aboard a Cruise Ship.
Please see the Updated information in the this Official Statement. Thank you.
*Statement Regarding The MS Noordam *
*Seattle, Wash., Dec. 12, 2017* — On Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (NZDT) a
male crew member allegedly sexually assaulted a female crewmember aboard the
*Noordam*. Following an investigation by local police in Port Chalmers, New
Zealand, he was arrested. The female crewmember is receiving the
appropriate care and support.
Holland America Line has extensive programs, policies and training in place
to ensure a safe working environment onboard and we take these allegations
very seriously. We perform careful screening of all our employees that
includes a required police clearance from the country of origin for nearly
all crewmembers before they can work onboard our ships.
Source: An Official Request by Holland America Line