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I think you've misread Cruise Ship Fan's post AusTraveller. He's saying the Sun is registered in Malta (the Sky was registered in London) and so the 60 Minutes report was suggesting that if something happened on the Sun, then Maltese police would investigate.Of course 60 Minutes also failed to mention that the ship has been sold, and the remaining 3 ships in the fleet are registered in London.
No, I haven't misread it. That is exactly how I understood his post and also what was said in the 60 Minute report.
However, in instances that I know of, the investigating police were not from the country of registry. With the Diane Brimble 'incident' apparently the official discussion was between having the New Caledonia Police or the Australian police investigate. There was no mention of Malta or UK. In another case I read about of an American ship (I think it was Royal Caribbean) with American passengers, a young man went missing (most likely murdered) and it was investigated by the Turkish police as the next port of call was Istanbul.
I don't agree with the 60 minute statement that an incident on an Australian-based ship would be investigated by the police from the country of registry (they called them "third world countries").
The father whose daughter disappeared from a cruise in Alaska, and then her luggage was thrown out.
That must be awful. How can a cruiseline simply do that. Don't they have a care of duty to contact the next of kin and arrange for their possessions to be picked up. Otherwise why do we bother giving them details to contact people in an emergency.
Sarah (icat2000) Upcoming Cruises Completed Cruises
Ruby Princess TA October 2012| Dawn Princess New Zealand December 2012 | Ruby Princess Eastern Caribbean | Celebrity Equinox TA April 2013 | Sea Princess Auckland to Sydney August 2013| Dawn Princess Sydney - Hobart - Melbourne November 2013 |Diamond Princess Tasmania December 2013 | Rhapsody of Seas South Pacific January 2014 | PO UK Arcadia - Sydney to Melbourne February 2014 | Dawn Princess - Melbourne to Auckland March 2014 |Carnival Spirit South Pacific August 2014|Dawn Princess - Melbourne to Auckland October 2014 | Sun Princess - Fiji & New Caledonia December 2014 |Diamond Princess - Sydney to Singapore March 2015 |
After additional months went by, we still did not have all requested information so started the process to take legal action against the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
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Great cruises we have been on
Qld 7 nights Pacific Star Pacific Islands
7 nights Pacific sun 2008.
Pacific Islands Fiji 12 nights 2009
Pacific Dawn 2009.
NZ Diamond Princess 2009.
7 nights Celebrity Summit 2009.
NZ 14 nights Pacific Dawn 2010
Pacific Islands 7 nights Pacific Dawn 2010
Pacific Islands7 nights Pacific Dawn 12 jun 2010.
Pacific Dawn White Cloud Wonders Wellington to Brisbane part cruise on cruise W108.
Pacific Dawn 12 nights 09/04/2011.
Pacific Dawn 7 nights 04/06/2011
Pacific Dawn 9 nights 03/09/2011
Ocean Princess 11 nights 17/12/2011 from papeete.
Sun Princess nz 16/02/2012 from Brisbane.
Pacific Sun 19/03/2012 our last cruise on the old
Pacific Dawn 09/04/2012
LADY before she departs from P&O Australia
Pacific Dawn 01/05/2012 11 nights pacific
Pacific Dawn 04/09/2012
Pacific Pearl 28/2/2013
Pacific Dawn 30/04/2013
Pacific Dawn 03/08/2013
Pacific Dawn PNG Cruise 31/10/2013
28/12/2013 Pacific Pearl 12 nights
some of the great islands and places we have been to
Port vila, mystery island, Suva, savu savu, island of pines, penticost island, lifou, Auckland, Milford Sound, Tauranga, Akaroa,Dunedin,Wellington,
Barcelona, Cannes, Florence, Civitavecchia , Naples
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