Another Sexual Assault Aboard a Cruise Ship … This time the P&O cruise ship, Pacific Star


Its happened again. This time a teenager was sexually assaulted aboard the P&O cruise ship Pacific Star. According to reports the teenager who was sexually assaulted tried to jump overboard after the attack. Read the full story here.

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    15 Responses to “Another Sexual Assault Aboard a Cruise Ship … This time the P&O cruise ship, Pacific Star”

    1. Richard on January 28th, 2007 10:05 pm

      Shows how badly the cruise lines need to clean up their act, as the International Cruise Victims group is urging.

    2. Patti on January 29th, 2007 2:40 am

      What the ?!?!?!

      What is this the party-hardy and don’t look back cruise?

      I read the full story about the murder of Dianne Brimble and it seems like her death would have prompted the Pacific Star to clean up their act a long time ago. It’s amazing that the ship even has any business after what happened to her and the inept investigation that followed. But, obviously, the ship has a reputation that it continues to hold up to… advertising “Seamen Wanted” and encouraging these types of acts!

      Imagine, a ship and its’ occupants being so out of control that people remain in their cabins in fear of going into the corridors??? Men walking the halls in the nude, or with only a life vest… that’s horrible! Perhaps this cruiseline needs to be shut down completely!

      This rape was probably a drugging, as well. I am no psychiatrist but her reaction, trying to throw herself overboard, tells me that she felt absolutely powerless and hopeless. Whether that was from something being slipped into her drink, I suppose, is yet to be determined… if it’s not too late. I wish all the ships could put some kind of screening, or sniffer-dogs in place to enable them to confiscate drugs as their customers are boarding the ship, in the future.

      The problem that I see, over and over again, is that these cruiseline companies react strongly upon learning of these assaults, but rarely follow up with procedures that prevent such things from happening again. In the case of this cruiseline, it sounds like they, quite simply, don’t care.

      The rape of a 16 year old… and the death of Dianne Brimble, unforgivable… she laid, nude, on the floor, dead, with the door open… people going in and out of the room, for over two hours!

      Again, I think this cruiseline should be shut down!

    3. Asking First on January 29th, 2007 2:56 am

      If Las Vegas can put cameras in every possible viewing area of the Strip, why can’t cruise lines do so in all public areas? They would be able to track hallways, lobbies, clubs — everywhere except in a room. Way too many violent crimes are occuring on these ships and the companies must start taking much more serious safety precautions. Sexual assaults, murders, and other such crimes should be obvious calls to action!!!

    4. sirensong on January 29th, 2007 3:42 am

      In support of the International Cruise victims, I will never take a cruise. The cruise lines remind me of Aruba. They don’t give a damn about victims.

    5. Richard on January 29th, 2007 7:27 am

      AskingFirst, in the case of American Annette Mizener, from (I believe) Wisconsin, who was reported missing from a cruise ship off Mexico (again, that’s from memory; possibly wrong), a towel was found covering the security camera on the portion of the deck where her purse was found. I think this was about 10 p.m.

      Papers from the purse were found scattered on the deck. Also, the purse had some odd kind of beads which were found scattered on the deck.

      The cruise ship’s “security” came up, according to a passenger who was on the scene, looked around, and said that she jumped overboard. No joke.

      Now, in this particular case, a story out today (Monday) says that the Australian detectives have decided not to push the investigation any further. I don’t know the motive behind the decision; it could be that the girl’s claim was not substantiated, it could be other things.

      We’ll find out, I guess.

      But I stand by my remarks above; Mark Brimble is the valiant head of the International Cruise Victims group in Australia, and is pushing for certain security measures that are both commonsense and long overdue.

      I hope he wins.

    6. MOLLY FROM LOUISIANA on January 29th, 2007 12:11 pm

      drinking and partying…Blame the cruiseline of course. The teen is an innocent little darling virgin. Where were the Parents of this teen ??. Put them in Jail. Don’t blame others for your irresponible behaviour.

    7. sirensong on January 29th, 2007 12:38 pm

      Are we supposed to blame the victim of a violent crime? What is with you people who think if a crime was committed it was somehow the victims fault? Have you ever been victimized Molly from LA? I hope it never happens to you, and that if it did, you would not feel the
      humiliation, frustration, pain and anger at being blamed. You make me sick with that statement. I will pray for you.

    8. Abbey on January 29th, 2007 1:22 pm

      You may call it blaming the victum some call it taking responsibilty for their actions. When Natalee vanished how many mothers said to their daughters I told you not to get in cars with people you don’t know see what can happen? So if you think a 16 year old alone in a cabin with 3 men is ok then so be it but I think if we thought about things befor we do it we might be more careful. Where were this girls parents? Stop thinking you can do what you want with no conquenses…

    9. Big Lou on January 29th, 2007 1:57 pm

      Molly: I agree, where were the PARENTS?

    10. dennisintn on January 29th, 2007 4:00 pm

      how bout this. make the lawmakers get off their collective asses and enact laws with penalties so heinous that would be perpetrators would seek help for their obvious mental problems that they can’t control. then make sure that judges either enforce the laws or find another day job.

      “blame the victim” is a lazy or scared defense attorney’s, or aruban govt. official’s, only hope in getting his client off. that doesn’t mean the rest of us have to buy into it.

    11. MOLLY FROM LOUISIANA on January 29th, 2007 8:38 pm

      #8, Abbey has a good head. She understands taking responsibility for your actions. Jail the Parents,
      not the cruise line.

    12. Patti on January 29th, 2007 11:17 pm

      Molly, Abbey:

      I’m just curious… did you read the story about Dianne Brimble? She was a mother herself. Does it make you want to slap her that a man bragged about her dying while she was giving him oral sex? Or do you want to slap her because she was lying naked on the floor of a cabin after being gang raped, dead, for two hours?

      Where do you people come from? Saying that somehow the victim or her parents are to blame for the sick things that men want to do to our women? Do you have no pride in your own bodies, that you think that if a girl has a few drinks that she should give it up in the end? And if she doesn’t and gets raped instead, it’s her fault? How do you know she wasn’t a virgin? Sounds to me she was pretty traumatized? Besides, if a girl goes out and has a few drinks, does that make her a whore?

      Get outta here?!?!??! I go out and have a couple drinks all the time and never feel that if someone talks to me or spends some time with me that I have to do them any special favors. God forbid, if I go out and get drugged and forced into the cabin of three “mates” and get gang raped or treated like my rape is meant for the viewing enjoyment of the other two that are present! Would it be my parents fault? That’s absurd…

      Woman to Woman, I suggest that you rethink your position and if at all possible, read the story about the other woman that got raped. Read, also, about the advertising that is being done by this cruiseline.

      If you still feel the same, I might pray for you, but deep inside, I’d be wishing it would have been you on that ship instead of Dianne. It’s people like you that make a person feel like jumping… judgemental meddlers…

      Molly in Louisiana:

      Get out a little… grow up…

      get to know the real people…

      and stick it!

    13. Patti on January 29th, 2007 11:26 pm

      Big Lou:

      Excuse me…

      I just gotta ask ya…

      When was the last time a man came on to you?

      Anyone that would agree with that statement has to be out of touch… so much so, that she has no idea of the antics that men will go through to get a little. I just figured you must not be aware of that experience.

      Some of us have to fight them off with sticks!

    14. sirensong on January 30th, 2007 7:17 pm

      Extremely well said, Patti. I was so sickened by Molly’s attitude, that I could not pray for her. Maybe her and Abby raised men who victimize women and then are assured it isn’t their fault.

    15. Patti on January 31st, 2007 2:09 am

      Exactly! They probably give free lessons…

      “How to rape a girl AND make her feel sorry”


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