Yet Another Crew Member Nabbed For Possessing Images of Child Sexual Abuse and Beastiality: 13 Cruise Employees Arrested in Last Five Months
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by Jim Walker
3d ago
Content Warning: This article contains references to child sexual abuse, animal abuse and sexual assault of minors. Local10 News in Miami reports that a 35-year-old crew member appeared in federal court yesterday after federal agents found child sexual abuse material and bestiality videos on his phone after he disembarked at PortMiami on Sunday. According to the local news station, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents searched the cellphone of Ferry Maryanto, on Sunday afternoon, which revealed “multiple videos/photographs” depicting child sexual abuse material. The statio ..read more
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Epidemic of Child Pornography on Cruise Ships Continues As Two More Crew Members Are Arrested
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by Jim Walker
1w ago
Content Warning: This article contains references to child sexual abuse, animal abuse and sexual assault of minors. Two crew members were arrested last Sunday at PortMiami for possession of child pornography, bringing the total number of crew members arrested in South Florida in just the last five months to twelve. Miami-Dade police arrested the cruise ship employees last weekend “after cabin searches turned up both child sexual abuse material and bestiality videos on both of their cellphones,” according to Miami Local 10 News. The local news station reports that U.S. Customs and Border (CBP ..read more
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Passenger Overboard From the MSC Euribia
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by Jim Walker
2w ago
Early yesterday morning, a cruise passenger went overboard from the MSC Euribia while the cruise ship was sailing in the Sognefjord fjord between Lavik and Oppedal in Norway. The Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende reports that a passenger “in his late 50’s,” who was traveling with his wife, went overboard around 2:00 a.m. early Thursday morning. The ship sounded an alarm around 2:15 a.m. There are no reported details currently available regarding how or why the person went overboard. A rescue center in Southern Norway thereafter deployed a rescue helicopter, air ambulance, and several rescue ..read more
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Disney Cruise Passenger With Child Sex Abuse Videos Arrested at Port Everglades
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by Jim Walker
2w ago
Federal agents arrested a man with child sexual abuse material on his phone as he disembarked a Disney cruise ship at Port Everglades this past weekend, according to Local 10 News. Dakota Anthony Ferguson, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, appeared in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Monday on charges of transportation and possession of child pornography. Authorities arrested him after a border search of his cellphone after the Disney Magic returned to port on Saturday following a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico and Castaway Cay (Disney’s “private island” in the Bahamas). Dakota Anthony Ferguson, recent ar ..read more
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Two Crew Members Arrested on Child Pornography Charges: Total of Ten Crew Members Arrested in Last Four Months
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by Jim Walker
2w ago
Two crew members, employed by unidentified cruise lines, are the latest cruise ship employees arrested on child sexual abuse materials after they were apprehended yesterday at PortMiami with child pornography on their phones, according to local Miami NBC News Station 6. Iputuagus Karnawan (below – bottom) and Imadewisma Dana (below – top), both age 28, were arrested at PortMiami on Monday. Both were accused of possessing numerous images “showing sexual performance by a child.” According to NBC-6, the arrest reports indicate that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer conducted “routine ..read more
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Cruise Passenger on Norwegian Getaway Indicted on Felony Criminal Charges For Strangling and Beating Girlfriend
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by Jim Walker
2w ago
A grand jury recently indicted a 27 year-old resident of Pennsylvania for strangling and beating a woman, who appears to be his girlfriend, during a cruise aboard a cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to the Caribbean a year and a half ago. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Quintin Owens with three felonies earlier this week: (1) “assault of an intimate or dating partner by strangling,” (2) assault by striking, beating, or wounding,” and (3) interstate domestic violence. The charges were filed in Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on May 21, 2024 ..read more
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Guest Dies After He Goes Overboard From Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas
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by Jim Walker
3w ago
A passenger went overboard from the Icon of the Seas this weekend after the Royal Caribbean cruise ship was heading toward Roatan, Honduras from Miami at the beginning of a 7 day Caribbean cruise. The popular cruise fan site, Cruise Hive, reported that a man went overboard when the Icon of the Seas was approximately 300 miles from Miami. There are conflicting conclusions regarding how the passenger left the cruise ship and ended up in the water. Cruise Hive claims, in the headline of the article, that the passenger allegedly “jumped” although the text refers to tweets from passengers who state ..read more
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19 Year-Old Gang-Raped on MSC Seaside
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by Jim Walker
1M ago
Three French men who boarded the MSC Seaside last week allegedly gang-raped a 19-year-old Italian student who was on the cruise as part of a school trip, according to several newspapers which reported the crime. Last Friday, the men boarded the MSC cruise ship vessel in Marseilles, one of the six ports of calls on the MSC cruise ship’s itinerary, several days after the young woman began her cruise in Civitavecchia, near Rome. She spent several days on the ship with her classmates before her three attackers boarded the ship. “Hours after they boarded the vessel, the three perpetrators are said ..read more
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DOT First Quarter Cruise-Crime Statistics: Carnival Cruise Line Ships Remain the Most Violent Ships at Sea
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by Jim Walker
1M ago
The Department of Transportation (DOT) cruise crime statistics, mandated by the 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, continue to show that Carnival Cruise Line remains by far the most likely cruise line to experience physical and sexual violence at sea. Assaults With Serious Bodily Injury Carnival Cruise Line reported eight (8) assaults with serious bodily injury in the first three month of this year. No other cruise line reported a single act of violence resulting in serious injuries in the first quarter of this year. Last year (2023), there were a total or twenty-two (22) violent phys ..read more
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Two Additional Crew Members Recently Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography: A Total of Eight Cruise Ship Employees Arrested in Last Three Months
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by Jim Walker
1M ago
Two additional crew members on cruise ships were arrested in South Florida in the last week on charges of child pornography, bringing the total of cruise ship employees apprehended for possessing child abuse materials to a total of at least eight in a period of a little over three months. Iwayan Pasek Brahmantara Police officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) arrested Iwayan Pasek Brahmantara (photo above), a 32 year-old man recently identified as a Royal Caribbean crew member recently employed as an assistant waiter on the Wonder of the Seas, on Sunday on charges of possessing ..read more
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