Background Checks: Who's Working on Your Cruise Ship?
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As a frequent cruiser who also happens to be a career police officer (now retired) in a metropolitan area, it is in my nature to take a look at security onboard the ships we cruise on. To be perfectly honest, I have generally found security sorely lacking in most instances. While I'm sure the security guards onboard get training, that training is superficial at best. For the most part, security personnel are not equipped or trained to handle many of the situations that might occur on a cruise ship.I wonder what you have in your past, if you're so interested in other people's pasts. Even if you don't have a criminal record sir, that does nto mean you are a shining example of morality and goodness. In fast, the most righteous people are often the sleaziest bastards behind closed doors and where people can't tell.
I have often wondered what kind of background checks are done on many of the crew hired to work on these ships. As most people know, a majority of the crew comes from third world countries, countries that in all likelihood do not have the level of sophistication that the United States has when it comes to performing background checks and criminal histories on potential hires. It would not surprise me in the least to learn that a wanted individual could get through the screening process and be hired. Sorry folks, but I have always questioned the adequacy and training of security personnel and have always questioned where the cruise lines dig up some of the people they hire.